Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye

Traditional, first published 1867

2. I'm happy for to see you home
hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see you home
hurroo, hurroo
I'm happy for to see you home
Oh but darling so pale and worn
So low in cheek, so high in bone
Johnny I hardly knew ye.

3. Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your legs that used to run,
When you went for to carry a gun
Indeed your dancing days are done
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

4. Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild, hurroo, hurroo
Where are your eyes that were so mild,
When my heart was so beguiled
Why did ye run from me and the child
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

5. They're rolling out the guns again,
hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again,
But they never will take our sons again
No they never will take our sons again
Johnny I'm swearing to ye.

 

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