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GUEST,Bloke in groucho Mask Lyr Add: Hanging Johnny (from Great Lakes sailors) (38) RE: Lyr Add: Hanging Johnny (from Great Lakes sailors) 25 Sep 16

Meanwhile, the version I associate with most, as spilled out from the dulcet tones of Johnny Booker of Barnsley back in the day occasionally included;

They say I hanged a copper
I gave him the long dropper

Depending on the beer quality and quantity, it could also include;

They say I hanged 'me granny
I hanged her by the elbow

etc etc

You can tell its a British version by "hanged" as opposed to "hung" when it morphed into execution rather than sailor lashing on deck.

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