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Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya

Dropkick Murphys


When on the road to sweet Athy
Hurroo Hurroo
When on the road to sweet Athy
Hurroo Hurro
When on the road to sweet Athy
A stick in the hand, A drop in the Eye
A doleful damsel I heard 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

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

You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg
Hurroo Hurroo
You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg
Hurroo Hurroo
You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg
You're a spinless, boneless, chickenless egg
You'll have to be put with the bowl to beg
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

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

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

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