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Butternut Hill

America.
This song, and the tune, are both closely related to
Johnny Has Gone, and
Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, and
Sweet William.
MIDI


    Sad, I sit on Butternut Hill,
    Who could blame me cry my fill ?
    And every tear would turn a mill,
    Johnny has gone for a soldier.

    Me, oh my, I loved him so,
    Broke my heart to see him go;
    And only time will heal my woe,
    Johnny has gone for a soldier.

    I'd sell my clock, I'd sell my reel,
    Likewise I'd sell my spinning wheel;
    To buy my love a sword of steel,
    Johnny has gone for a soldier.