Lyrics

It’s what did you have for your supper,
Jimmy Randall, my son?
Oh what did you have for your supper
my own little one?
Sweet milk and sweet parsnips,
Mother, make my bed soon.
For I’m tired at the heart
And I want to lie down.
(Also called Jimmy Randall)

Old lyrics

“‘Oh where have you been, Jimmy Randal, my son, Oh where have you roved, my oldest dear one?’
‘Oh Mither, oh Mither, go make my bed soon, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would lay doon.’
‘What had you for supper, Jimmy Randal, my son, What had you for supper, my oldest dear one?’
‘Some fried eels and parsnips, go make my bed soon, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would ‘ lay doon.’
‘What will you give me, Jimmy Randal, my son, What will you give your mother, my oldest dear one?’
‘My house and my lands, Mither, make my bed soon, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would lay doon.’
‘What will you your father, Jimmy Randal, my son, What will you your father, my oldest dear one?’
‘My wagon and team, Mither make my bed soon, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would lay doon.
‘What will you your brother, Jimmy Randal, my son, What will you your brother, my oldest dear one?’
‘My horn and my hound, Mither, make my bed soon, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would lay doon.’
‘What will you your sweetheart, Jimmy Randal, my son, What will you your sweetheart, my oldest dear one?’
‘Bullrushes, bullrushes, and them all parched brown, ‘Cause she gave me the pizen that I did drink down.’
‘And when you are dead, Jimmy Randal, my son, And when you are dead, my oldest dear one?’
‘Go dig me a grave ‘side my grandfather’s son, ‘Cause my courtin’ has sicked me and I fain would lay doon.'”


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