From the album My Heart or My Head

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Gareth Hurwood - vocals / guitar / bodhrán
Sarah Tradewell - fiddle
Chris Van Sickle - piano
Alex MacCuaig - upright bass / vocals
Tom Salter - drums

Lyrics

P stands for Paddy I suppose, J for my love John,
And the W stands for False Willie-O and Johnny is the fairest man.
Johnny is the fairest man, my dear. Johnny is the fairest man,
And I don’t care what anybody says, Johnny is the fairest man.

Oh I went out one May morning to take me a pleasant walk.
I sat me-self down behind a old stone wall to hear two lovers talk.
To hear what they might say, my dear. To hear what they might say
That I might know a little more about love before I go away.

He said, "Come and sit ye down beside me-self, together on the Green.
It’s been three quarters of a year or more since together you and I have been."
But She says, "I’ll not sit by you my dear not now nor any other time.
I hear you love some other little girl and your heart’s no longer mine.
Your heart’s no longer mine, my dear. Your heart’s no longer mine.
It’s just three quarters of a year no more, and your heart’s no longer mine."

P stands for Paddy I suppose, J for my love John,
And the W stands for False Willie-O, and Johnny is the fairest man.

Well I’ll go climb me a tall, tall tree and I will rob me the wild bird’s nest.
And when I come down I'm gonna give a little dove to the girl I love the best.
To the girl that I love best, my dear. To the girl that I love best.
I'm gonna come right down, I’m gonna run straight home to the girl that I love best.

P stands for Paddy I suppose, J for my love John.
And the W stands for False Willie-O and Johnny is the fairest man.
Johnny is the fairest man, my dear. Johnny is the fairest man,
And I don’t care what anybody says, Johnny is the fairest man.