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JACKIE BOY (traditional - arranged by Lou Singer) as recorded by Maxine Sullivan August 22nd 1939 New York Jackie Boy, Sing ye well? With a hey down down And a ho down down, And a derry derry, derry derry, derry derry down, Among the leaves so green-o. The keeper did a-shooting go, And under his coat he carried a bow, All for to shoot at a merry little doe Among the leaves so green-o. The first doe he shot at he missed, The second doe he trimmed he kissed, The third doe went where nobody whist Among the leaves so green-o. Jackie Boy, (Master), Sing ye well? (Very well!) Hey down' (Ho down), Derry derry down, Among the leaves so green-o. The fourth doe, she did cross the plain, The keeper fetched her back again, And where she is now she may remain Among the leaves so green-o. To my hey down down, (To my ho down down), Ho down, (Ho down), Derry derry down, Among the leaves so green-o. The fifth doe she did cross the brook, The keeper fetched her back with his crook; Where she is now you may go yourself and look Among the leaves so green-o. Jackie Boy, Sing ye well? With a hey down down And a ho down down, And a derry derry, derry derry, derry derry down, Among the leaves so green, Right among the leaves so green. Oh, the sixth doe she rang over the plain, But he with his hounds did hunt her again, And it's fair that he hunted in a merry merry vein Among the leaves so green-o. To my hey down down And a ho down down, Derry derry, derry derry, derry derry down, Among the leaves so green-o. (Transcribed by Peter Akers - January 2014)

    


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