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Lyr Req/Add: Goodbye Johnny Dear (J Patterson)

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Shaneo 21 Mar 07 - 06:05 AM
bill\sables 21 Mar 07 - 06:11 AM
bill\sables 21 Mar 07 - 06:13 AM
Shaneo 21 Mar 07 - 06:16 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Billy Connelly song ?
From: Shaneo
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:05 AM

This may or may not be a Billy Connelly song ,
All I have is a line or 2
It was done by Billy on his C.D tour of Ireland.

'Write a letter now and then and do the best you can
And don't forget your an Irish man'


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Billy Connelly song ?
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:11 AM

I think it could be
Goodbye Johnny dear when your'e on the sea
Don't forget your dear old mother waiting on the quay
Write a letter now and then and send her all you can
And don't forger where ere you go that your'e an Irishman


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE JOHNNY DEAR (Johnny Patterson)
From: bill\sables
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:13 AM

GOODBYE JOHNNY DEAR
(Johnny Patterson)

Just twenty years ago today, I held my mother's hand,
As she kissed and blessed her only son, going to a foreign land;
The neighbours took me from her breast and told her I must go,
But I could hear my mother's words, tho' they were faint and low.

Goodbye, Johnny dear, when you're far away,
Don't forget your dear old mother far across the sea;
Write a letter now and then and send her all you can,
And don't forget where e'er you roam that you're an Irishman.

I sailed away from Queenstown, that is the coast of Cork,
A very pleasant voyage we had and soon were in New York;
My friends came to meet me there and work I got next day,
But thro' all this hospitality I could hear my mother say.

Goodbye, Johnny dear, when you're far away,
Don't forget your dear old mother far across the sea;
Write a letter now and then and send her all you can,
And don't forget where e'er you roam that you're an Irishman.

One day a letter came to me, it came from Ireland,
The postmark showed it came from home, it was not my mother's hand;
'Twas father who had wrote to say that she had passed away,
And just as if from Heaven above I could hear my mother say.

Goodbye, Johnny dear, when you're far away,
Don't forget your dear old mother far across the sea;
Write a letter now and then and send her all you can,
And don't forget where e'er you roam that you're an Irishman.

####.... Johnny Patterson (1840-1889) ...####


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Billy Connelly song ?
From: Shaneo
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 06:16 AM

Thanks Bill , that was quick , I didn't think it was that old.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Billy Connelly song ?
From: Den
Date: 21 Mar 07 - 02:20 PM

I remember my own mother (gone this past four years) singing this song. Thanks to Shaneo and Bill for the memories.


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