Johnny Has Gone


With fife and drum he marched away
He would not heed what I did say
He'll not come back for many a day
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule shule agra
Sure, ah sure, and he loves me
When he comes back we'll married be
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll go up on Portland Hill
And there I'll sit and cry my fill
And every tear should turn a mill
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule shule agra
Sure, ah sure, and he loves me
When he comes back we'll married be
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll sell my rock, I'll sell my reel
I'll sell my flax and spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule shule agra
Sure, ah sure, and he loves me
When he comes back we'll married be
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll dye my petticoats crimson red
Through the world I'll beg my bread
I'll find my love alive or dead
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule shule agra
Sure, ah sure, and he loves me
When he comes back we'll married be
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Midi sequenced by Terry Stephens
Used with permission

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