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X:66
T:Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
R:song
C:Lyrics by Joseph B. Geoghegan (published in 1867)
Z:id:hn-song-66
M:6/8
L:1/8
Q:3/8=100
K:Em
B, | B,2E E2F | G2F G2E | D3- D2B, | D3- D2
B, | B,2E E2F | G2F G2A | B3- B2G | B3- B2
B | B2B B2G | A2A A2F | GGG GFE | FFF F2
A | B2B A2A | G2G F3 | EEE E2D | E3 E2 ||
W:While on the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
W:While on the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo
W:While on the road to sweet Athy
W:A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye
W:A doleful damsel I heard cry,
W:Johnny I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Chorus:
W:With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
W:With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
W:With your drums and guns and drums and guns
W:The enemy nearly slew ye
W:Oh my darling dear, ye look so queer
W:Johnny I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Where are your eyes that looked so mild, hurroo, hurroo
W:Where are your eyes that looked so mild, hurroo, hurroo
W:Where are your eyes that looked so mild
W:When my poor heart you first beguiled
W:Why did ye run from me and the child
W:Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Where are your legs with which ye run, hurroo, hurroo
W:Where are your legs with which ye run, hurroo, hurroo
W:Where are your legs with which ye run
W:When first you learned to carry a gun
W:Indeed your dancing days are done
W:Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
W:Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
W:Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg
W:Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
W:Ye'll have to put with a bowl to beg
W:Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
W:I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo
W:I'm happy for to see ye home
W:All from the island of Sulloon
W:So low in flesh, so high in bone
W:Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.
W:
W:Chorus
W:
W:They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
W:They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
W:They're rolling out the guns again
W:But they never will take our sons again
W:to turn them into fighting men
W:Johnny I'm swearing to ye.
W:
W:Chorus


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