Johnny I hardly knew ye

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While going the road to sweet Athy, haroo, haroo
While going the road to sweet Athy, haroo, haroo
While going the road to sweet Athy
A stick in my hand and a tear in my eye
A doleful damsel I heard cry, Johnny I hardly knew ye

With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, the enemy nearly slew ye
My darling dear, you look so queer, Och, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

Where are your eyes that look so mild, haroo, haroo
Where are your eyes that look so mild, haroo, haroo
Where are your eyes that look so mild
When my poor heart you first beguiled
Why did you run from me and the child, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, the enemy nearly slew ye
My darling dear, you look so queer, Och, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

You haven’t an arm and you haven’t a leg, haroo, haroo
You haven’t an arm and you haven’t a leg, haroo, haroo
You haven’t an arm and you haven’t a leg
You’re an eyeless, noseless, chickenless egg
You’ll have to be put in a bowl to beg, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, haroo, haroo
With drums and guns, and guns and drums, the enemy nearly slew ye
My darling dear, you look so queer, Och, Johnny, I hardly knew ye

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