Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

Em                                                D 

While on the road to sweet Athy, ha-roo, ha-roo,

Em                                                G

While on the road to sweet Athy, ha-roo, ha-roo,

Em                                           D                  

While  on the road to  sweet Athy, 

C                                 B7

A stick in the hand, a drop in the eye,

 Em        D           C            B7

A doleful damsel I heard  cry.

Em           D      Em 

Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Chorus:

With your drums and guns and guns and drums, Ha-roo, ha-roo

With your drums and guns and guns and drums, Ha- roo, ha-roo

With your drums and guns and guns and drums 

The enemy nearly slew ya, Me darling dear, you look so queer.

Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Where are the eyes that looked so mild ha-roo, ha-roo

Where are the eyes that looked so mild ha-roo, ha-roo

Where are the eyes that looked so mild

When my poor heart you first beguiled

Why did you run from me and the child, Johnny I hardly knew ya.

Chorus

Where are the legs with which you ran, ha-roo, ha-roo,

Where are the legs with which you ran, ha-roo, ha-roo,

Where are the legs with which you ran,

When first you went to carry a gun?

Indeed your dancing days are done.

Johnny, I hardly knew ya.

Chorus

Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo
Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg
Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg
Ye'll have to put with a bowl out to beg
Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye.

They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again, hurroo, hurroo
They're rolling out the guns again
But they never will take our sons again
No they never will take our sons again
Johnny I'm swearing to ye.
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