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No. 2 - Song - Nan and Chorus - "Try Again, Johnnie."

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Nan: Johnnie came from London Town
For a bit of fun,
In a little suit of brown with a little gun!
And he meant to try his arts
On the girls in rural parts,
Wink at them, and break their hearts
That is how it's done.
Try it on, Johnnie! Try it on, do!
Fair village maids are the right sort for you.
Lasses in London set hearts a-whirl,
But they're not half so fetching as a Devonshire girl.
Chorus: Try it on, Johnnie! Try it on, do!
Fair village maids are the right sort for you.
Lasses in London set hearts a-whirl,
But they're not half so fetching as a Devonshire girl.
   
Nan: Johnnie courted Sarah Jane,
Very fine and fond,
Followed her along the lane, and a bit beyond!
Then he tried to take a kiss,
But she dodged and made him miss,
And he tumbled just like this right into the pond.
Try again, Johnnie! Try again, do!
Fair village maids seem a bit cold to you;
Lasses in London you set a-whirl,
But you can't get the better of a Devonshire girl!
Chorus: Try again, Johnnie! Try again, do!
Fair village maids seem a bit cold to you;
Lasses in London you set awhirl,
But you can't get the better of a Devonshire girl!
   
Nan: Johnnie gave a village girl,
With a winning smile,
Such a brooch of gold and pearl, in the latest style!
"Thank you, sir!" said Polly Anne;
"You're so kind that now I can
Marry Robert, my young man in a little while!"
Try again, Johnnie! Try again, do!
Fair village maids are too knowing for you!
Go back to London in fashion's whirl,
For you're not quite the lover for a Devonshire girl!
Chorus: Try again, Johnnie! Try again, do!
Fair village maids are too knowing for you!
Go back to London in fashion's whirl,
For you're not quite the lover for a Devonshire girl!

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