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Thread #52945   Message #814096
Posted By: GUEST,Richie
29-Oct-02 - 09:22 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Johnson Boys/Johnson Gals
Subject: Lyr Add: JOHNSON BOYS (North Carolina version)

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.
Oh, oh, the Johnson Boys.

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.
Oh, oh, the Johnson Boys.

They were scouts in the rebel army,
And were known far and wide,
When the Yankees saw 'em comin',
They threw down their guns and hide.
Oh, oh, the Johnson Boys.

Johnson Boys went to town
Ridin' in a Chevrolet
They came back broke and walkin'
Had no money for to go their way
Oh, oh, the Johnson Boys.

Note: From manuscript, collected in North Carolina, circa 1990 with melody- Key of C.