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JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YE (Traditional - Irish) Recorded by: Mary Black, Da Danaan; Paddy Schmidt. While going the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While going the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While going the road to sweet Athy, A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye, A doleful damsel I heard cry, Johnny I hardly knew ye. With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, The enemy nearly slew ye Oh my darling dear, ye look so queer Johnny I hardly knew ye. 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 you so beguiled Why did ye run from me and the child Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye 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 It grieved my heart to see you sail, hurroo, hurroo It grieved my heart to see you sail, hurroo, hurroo It grieved my heart to see you sail Though from my heart you took leg-bail Like a cod you're doubled-up head and tail Johnny I hardly knew ye With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, The enemy nearly slew ye Oh my darling dear, ye look so queer Johnny I hardly knew ye. Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg Ye'll have to put with a bowl out to beg Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home, All from the island of Sulloon (**sometimes sung as 'Ceylon), So low in flesh, so high in bone Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye But sad as it is to see you so, hurroo, hurroo But sad as it is to see you so, hurroo, hurroo But sad as it is to see you so, And I think of you now as an object of woe Your Peggy'll still keep ye on as her beau, Johnny, I hardly knew ye With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo With your drums and guns and drums and guns, The enemy never slew ye Oh my darling dear, ye look so queer Johnny I hardly knew ye.

    


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