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Thread #52945   Message #814092
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
29-Oct-02 - 09:14 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNSON BOYS (from Bluegrass Messengers)

Have you heard many a story,
Told by young and old with joy,
About the many deeds of daring,
That was done by the Johnson boys.

Chorus: Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid,
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid.

Johnson boys were raised in the ashes;
Didn't know how to court a maid
Turn their backs and hide their faces
Sight of a pretty girl makes 'em afraid.


The Johnson boys went to the mountains,
Didn't reckon long to stay,
Met up with some high dollar ladies,
Had no money for to pay their way.


They were scouts in the rebel army,
And were known far and wide,
When the Yankees saw 'em comin',
They throw'd down their guns and hide.


Note: Version played by Bluegrass Messengers. Learned at Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention- NC 1999