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need help identifying a song?

GUEST 25 Jul 10 - 06:31 PM
Commander Crabbe 25 Jul 10 - 07:09 PM
Melissa 25 Jul 10 - 10:38 PM
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Subject: need help identifying a song?
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 06:31 PM

Hi, I am new to this site. I am trying to find the name and correct lyrics to a song that my mother sang to me when I was little. Here are the lyrics as I remember them.

Verse 1:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

Little frogs and polywogs
and other things as well....
Run away, run away, run away John Johnny
For I don't want anything at all.

Verse 2:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

Little snails and puppy tails and other things as well.
Run away, run away, run away John Johnny
For I don't want anything at all.

Verse 3:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

..............


And here is where I totally lose the lyrics. I'm sure I have mangled the rest of them a bit as well. My sister and I took some poetic license with them when we had our own children and sang the songs of our childhood to them.

It would mean so much to me if I could find this song. Does anyone have any idea?

Thank you!


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Subject: RE: need help identifying a song?
From: Commander Crabbe
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 07:09 PM

Is This It? Its the only song I can find with the word's John John Johnny, which of all the words you and your sister possibly didn't mangle!

Johnny Appleseed
(Ron Brown)

John, John, Johnny Appleseed
A friend of the creatures
And the birds in the trees.

John, John, Johnny Appleseed
He was a barefoot friend of the pioneers,
John Chapman, Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.

He was born long ago in the northeast woods
September 26th.
And he grew up loving those apple trees
And the fruit he loved to pick.

He pulled up stakes and headed West
With a pouch full of apple seeds
And he planted them for the pioneers
And gave them apple trees.

John, John, Johnny Appleseed
A friend of the creatures
And the birds in the trees.
John, John, Johnny Appleseed
He was a barefoot friend of the pioneers,
John Chapman, Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.

He lived in the woods like the Indians
And was friends to all he'd meet.
With a pot on his head, he didn't tote a gun
He lived a life he said was sweet.

Now through the years
When the blossoms bloom,
And we smell that apple pie
Apple cider, apple butter, making applesauce
Thanks to the man from days gone by!

John, John, Johnny Appleseed
A friend of the creatures
And the birds in the trees.
John, John, Johnny Appleseed

He was a barefoot friend of the pioneers,
John Chapman, Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.
John Chapman, Johnny, Johnny Appleseed.

CC


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Subject: RE: need help identifying a song?
From: Melissa
Date: 25 Jul 10 - 10:38 PM

Guest,
There's a song called 'John-John-Johnny' listed in an Index PermaThread for school songbooks. Maybe someone will come along that can tell you whether it's the one you're looking for.





Subject: RE: School Songbook Index PermaThread
From: cetmst - PM
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 03:51 PM

HOLLIS DANN SONG SERIES, BOOK ONE
Author: Hollis Dann
Pub: American Book Co., 1935
Primary Grades


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Subject: RE: need help identifying a song?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Oct 15 - 07:20 PM

I remember singing that song at school. The words I remember are slightly different ie "What have you got this morning if you please". I was hoping to find the rest of the lyrics since the song suddenly came into my head for some reason. I guess it is not that common


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