Sung by: Almeda Riddle
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And where have you been, my handsome young man?”
“Been out a-hunting, Mother; make my bed soon.
I am sick to my heart, and I fain would lie down.”
"Where did you go, Johnny Randolph, my son?
Where did you go, my handsome young man?"
"I went to see my sweetheart, oh make my bed soon.
I am sick to my heart, and I fain would lie down."
(Mrs. Riddle: “I’m making a mess of it, and I’ll not sing any more.”)
Also found in Child, #12, “Lord Randal”; Randolph, Vol. I, #5, “Johnny Randolph”; Brown, Vol. II, #6, “Lord Randal”; Belden, p. 24, “Lord Randal.”