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  Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye

 

 

Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye

With your guns and drums and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your guns and drums and drums and guns, hurroo, hurroo
With your guns and drums and drums and guns, the enemy nearly slew ye
Johnny, lad, you do look bad
My God, 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 first went to carry a gun
You know your dancing days are done
Oh 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 they first beguiled
Why did ye run from me and the child
Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye.

Where are your arms, where are your legs, hurroo hurroo
Where are your arms, where are your legs, hurroo hurroo
Where are your arms, where are your legs,
You're a hopeless shell of a man on a peg
And you'll have to be put with your bowl 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
Oh, my darling, so pale and wan
So low in flesh, so high in bone
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye