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Thread #54759   Message #849763
Posted By: MMario
18-Dec-02 - 03:23 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: HANGING JOHNNY
HANGING JOHNNY
(from the Singing of Richard Maitland)
(Doerflinger - 'Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman' p 31)

Now they call me Hang-ing John-ny
[A-way, ay-ay,]
Oh, they say I hang for mon-ey
[Hang, boys, hang!]

They say I hung my dad-dy
[Hoo-way, ay-ay,]
Oh they say I've hung my mam-my,
[hang, boys, hang!]

I hung my sister Sally,
Now they say I 've hung the fam'ly

Oh, we'll hand , and hang together,
And we'll hang for better weather.

Now, get around the Corner Sally
Oh, we'll make you, Saccarappa!


Note: In the music the for this the refrain after the first line is given as "A-way ( or Hoo-way) ay-ay". In the text of the verses the refrain is given as "hooway-ay hay hay" and "hooway-ay hay ay" Which primarily means (I would guess) that it varies a lot.

Two major variations of the music are given - set to verse one and two.