One And Seven Pennies

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Recorded by Belafonte Folk Singers on:
LP : LSP-1992


Johidi johida falleri joha
A penny in the tavern turns the water into wine
La, la, la, la, la la,

One and seven pennies were all I could call mine
I strolled into a tavern and I turned them all to wine

The tavern keeper's daughter was plain as plain could be
But after I had drunk the wine, how beautiful was she

And when the glass was empty I gave the maid a wink
So with a kiss and with a hug I begged for more to drink

The tavern keeper blessed me, the maid she yelled "away"
So now I own the tavern and I drink both night and day