November 12, 2015

Lyrics

While on the road to sweet Athy,
Hurroo Hurroo
While on the road to sweet Athy,
Hurroo Hurroo
While on the road to sweet Athy,
A stick in the hand, a drop in the eye
A doleful damsel I did cry
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Where are the eyes that looked so mild,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the eyes that looked so mild,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the eyes that looked so mild,
When my poor heart you first beguiled
Why did ya run from me and the child
Johnny I hardly knew ya

We had guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
We had guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
We had guns and drums and drums and guns
The enemy never slew ya
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Where are the legs with which you run,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the legs with which you run,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the legs with which you run,
When first you went to carry a gun
Indeed your dancing days are done
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns
The enemy never slew ya
Johnny I hardly knew ya

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
Hurroo Hurroo
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
Hurroo Hurroo
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
You're a spineless, boneless, chickenless egg
You'll have to be put with a bowl out to beg
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns
The enemy never slew ya
Johnny I hardly knew ya

I'm happy for to see ya home,
Hurroo Hurroo
I'm happy for to see ya home,
Hurroo Hurroo
I'm happy for to see ya home,
From the isle of Ceylon
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
Guns and drums and drums and guns
The enemy never slew ya
Johnny I hardly knew ya

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