When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Patrick S. Gilmore, 1863

1. When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah, hurrah
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah, hurrah
The men will cheer, the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay when
Johnny comes marching home.

2. The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah, hurrah,
To welcome home our darling boy
Hurrah, hurrah
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way
And we'll all feel gay when
Johnny comes marching home.

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3. Get ready for the Jubilee
Hurrah, hurrah
We'll give the hero three times three
Hurrah, hurrah
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay when
Johnny comes marching home

4. Let love and friendship on that day
Hurrah, hurrah
Their choicest treasures then display
Hurrah, hurrah
And let each one perform some part
To fill with joy the warrior's heart
And we'll all feel gay when
Johnny comes marching home.

 

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