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Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

This version was sung in America in the 1950's.
This song, and the tune, are both closely related to
Johnny Has Gone, and
Sweet William, and
Butternut Hill.
MIDI


    Here I sit on Butternut Hill,
    Who could blame me cry my fill ?
    And ev'ry tear would turn a mill;
    Johnny has gone for a soldier.

    Chorus:
         Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-lie too,
         Shoo-lie, sac-ca-rac-ca bib-ba-lib-ba boo.
         If I should die for Sally Bo-bo-link
         Come bib-ba-lib-ba boo sa-ro-ra.


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

    Chorus:
         Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-lie too,
         Shoo-lie, sac-ca-rac-ca bib-ba-lib-ba boo.
         If I should die for Sally Bo-bo-link
         Come bib-ba-lib-ba boo sa-ro-ra.