The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #37249   Message #1016480
Posted By: pavane
10-Sep-03 - 04:50 PM
Thread Name: Origins: My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
Subject: RE: My Johnny was a Shoemaker - origins?
No more info, I am afraid. I never got a reply to the email.
the image I saw was only lyrics.
But apparently the composer and his wife toured Europe in the 1860's, and this may be where the collected versions came from.

Versions have been recorded by Pentangle and Silly Sisters.