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65th Regiment Song Book

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Johnny I Hardly Knew You

I was walking the road to sweet Athy,
Haroo, haroo.
I was walking the road to sweet Athy,
Haroo, haroo.
I was walking the road to sweet Athy,
A musket in hand, a tear in me eye,
A dourful damsel I heard cry,
"Oh Johnny I hardly knew you".

With guns and drums,
And drums and guns,
Haroo, Haroo,
With guns and drums,
And drums and guns,
Haroo, Haroo,
With guns and drums,
And drums and guns,
The enemy nearly slew you.
Me darling dear you look so queer.
Oh Johnny I hardly knew you.

Where are the eyes with which you smiled?
Haroo, haroo.
Where are the eyes with which you smiled?
Haroo, haroo.
Where are the eyes with which you smiled,
With which my heart you first beguiled,
Why did you run from me and the child?
Oh Johnny I hardly knew you.

Chorus

Where are the legs with which you ran?
Haroo, haroo.
Where are the legs with which you ran?
Haroo, haroo.
Where are the legs with which you ran?
But first you wanted to carry a gun.
Indeed your dancing days are done.
Oh Johnny I hardly knew you.

Chorus

You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
Haroo, haroo.
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
Haroo, haroo.
You haven't an arm, you haven't a leg,
You're an eyeless, stoneless, chickenless egg.
You'll have to be given a bowl to beg.
Oh Johnny I hardly knew you.

Chorus

So sad it is to see you so,
Haroo, haroo.
So sad it is to see you so,
Haroo, haroo.
So sad it is to see you so.
Come home to the Isle of Dogs all alone,
A battered sack of broken bones.
Oh Johnny I hardly knew you.

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