Sung by: Ray Johnson

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Come, friends and relation, and listen unto me,
I'll tell a sad story of Little Johnny Lee.
On the second day of February, in eighteen eighty-six,
The snow began to fall and the clouds began to mix.

"Ah, now," says the father,
     "You boys must go to the mill."
The snow, it was so deep,
     they could hardly climb up the hill.
His wife began to beg for them,
     and said, "The boys will freeze."
But the father kept insisting,
     and said, "I'll do as I please."

The boys started out together;
     they seemed to be very bold.
They could not travel very fast,
     for they were very cold.
They at last arrived at Uncle Sam's,
     who lived up on the hill.
Then Nathan said to Johnny,
     "Stay here and I'll go on to the mill."

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