Tuesday, June 13, 2006

JENNY be Fair

For those of you who know the song Johnny be Fair, please read on. For those of you who are unfimiliar, it's a hilarious song that can be found on iTunes (if you want to preview it, I recommend the Johnn be Fair by Atwater/Donnelly), and lyrics can be found on http://www.lyricsdownload.com/sainte-marie-buffy-johnny-be-fair-lyrics.html.

I heard the song at the 3 Barons Faire in Alaska (I'll try to write about it sometime soon), where it was very well sang/acted-out. I loved the song, but unfortunately it was written from the viewpoint of a girl, which made it slightly weird for me to sing it. I decided to remedy the situation by changing the song to JENNY be Fair, and making it from the perspective of a guy. Below is my version:

Oh Jenny be fair, and Jenny be fine
and she wants me for to wed.
I would have married Jenny
but my father up and said.
"I'm sad to tell you, son, that
which your mother never knew:
But Jenny is a child of mine
and so is kin to you."

Oh Kathy be fair, and Kathy be fine
and she wants me for to wed . . .

Oh Amy be fair, and Amy be fine
and she wants me for to wed . . .

Well, you never seen a guy
so sad and sorry as I was.
The girls in town were all my kin,
and my father was the cause.
If life should thus continue
I shall die a single man.
I'll go seek out Mother
to console me, if she can:

"Oh, son, did I not teach
you to forgive and to forget.
Your father may have sowed his oats,
but still you needn't fret.
Your father may be father
to all the girls in town but still....
He's not the one who fathered you
so marry whom you will."



Anonymous said...

you're crazed

Michael Zlatkovsky said...

In response to whoever wrote "you're crazed":

"I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none" (Macbeth)

Anonymous said...

"the road to hell is paved with good intentions."

Michael Zlatkovsky said...

In response to "the road to hell is paved with good intentions":

Now I'm just confused...