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Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny / O Ro... / Horo ...

Matthias Neitsch 15 Dec 99 - 04:17 PM
Wolfgang 16 Dec 99 - 04:57 AM
InOBU 16 Dec 99 - 08:25 AM
Matthias 03 Jan 00 - 10:15 AM
InOBU 03 Jan 00 - 07:36 PM
GUEST 27 Feb 04 - 02:43 AM
Noreen 27 Feb 04 - 01:23 PM
tradmusic 27 Feb 04 - 10:24 PM
Marion in Cornwall 28 Feb 04 - 01:04 PM
GUEST,Guest P 15 Apr 04 - 04:27 PM
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Subject: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: Matthias Neitsch
Date: 15 Dec 99 - 04:17 PM

I am in search for the lyrics of the traditional Irish Folk Song "Oh Ro My Johnny". It was sung by Geraldine McGowan with the group "Oisin" on one of their LP's in the early 70ties. The E-Mail adress of Geraldine McGowan would also be useful for me, so I could ask herself. My E-Mail adress: neitsch@arge.at Warm greetings from cold and snowy Austria! Matthias


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: Wolfgang
Date: 16 Dec 99 - 04:57 AM

Matthias, Geraldine McGowan lives nearer to Austria than to Ireland now, here's how you can find her.
I'll post the lyrics here before Christmas.

Wolfgang


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Subject: Lyr Add: O RO MY JOHNNY
From: InOBU
Date: 16 Dec 99 - 08:25 AM

When first I met him, I was in my prime.
Lips like velvet tasted ruby wine.
Now he's left me in the morning cold,
And Johnny he goes roving with another.

O ro my Johnny, won't you come home soon?
Winter it is coming and I'm all alone.
A candle is burning on the window, love,
And the wild geese are roving home.

A young maid's love is something to behold.
When first you meet her she's as pure as gold.
Then you leave her in the morning cold,
And Johnny he goes roving with another.

I think that's it
Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: Matthias
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 10:15 AM

Hi Larry! You can't imagine how happy I was to read your answer, since I tried to find these lyrics for more than a year now! Thousand Thanks! Matthias


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: InOBU
Date: 03 Jan 00 - 07:36 PM

Sing it in good health...
Happy New Year
Larry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Feb 04 - 02:43 AM

Hi friends,
Where can one listen to this song (or buy it)?
Thanks.
Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: Noreen
Date: 27 Feb 04 - 01:23 PM

Niamh Parsons sings it on one of her CDs- don't have them to hand at the moment to find out which, but a Google search will tell you.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: tradmusic
Date: 27 Feb 04 - 10:24 PM

Hope you got what you were looking for, I learned it as "Horo, Johnny" on a Niamh Parsons album, similar verses to those posted, didn't see the chorus in the other postings:

Horo, Johnny, won't you come home soon.
The winter is coming and I'm all alone.
The candle is burning in the window, love,
and the Wild Geese they are going home.


Doug


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Subject: Lyr Add: POOR OLD JOHNNY (from Niamh Parsons)
From: Marion in Cornwall
Date: 28 Feb 04 - 01:04 PM

The version I know is from the singing of Niamh Parsons

POOR OLD JOHNNY

CHORUS: Poor old Johnny, won't you come home soon?
Winter is coming and I'm all alone.
A candle is burning in my window, love,
And the wild geese they are going home.

A young man's love is something to behold.
Forest of ferns and then it soon turns cold.
He'll whisper in the moonlight and your hand he'll hold,
Then he'll vanish with the morning dew...and it's

He'll court you by a meadow in the summertime.
When first you love, it is the sweetest time.
He'll promise a golden ring and then one day
He will vanish with the morning dew.

You'll be waiting for his footsteps in the lonely gloom.
Listen by the window. He'll be coming soon.
Your heart it will be breaking by the early dawn.
For he'll vanish with the morning dew.

So come all you young men who are in your prime,
The young maiden's love is like the rarest wine.
When first you taste it is the golden time,
Sweeter than the morning dew.

Regards
Marion


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny
From: GUEST,Guest P
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 04:27 PM

It's actually Ho Ro Johnny - not Poor Old Johnny - written by Sean McCarthy - it's on In My Prime -

I didn't know Geraldine McGowan recorded it with Oisin - which album?


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Subject: Lyr Add: HORO JOHNNY
From: GUEST,Guest-Rachel
Date: 19 Jun 08 - 06:35 PM

This is how i learnt it from Dawn Doherty

Horo Johnny won't you come home soon?
Winter is coming and I'm all alone.
A candle is burning in my window, love,
And the wild geese they are going home.

A young man's love is something to behold.
First it burns but then it soon turns cold.
He'll whisper in the moonlight and your hand he'll hold,
Then he'll vanish with the morning dew...and it's etc

He'll court you by a meadow in the summertime.
When first you love, it is the sweetest time.
He'll promise a golden ring and then one day
He will vanish with the morning dew.

You'll be waiting for his footsteps in the lonely room
Listen by the window. He'll be coming soon.
Your heart it will be breaking by the early morn.
For he'll vanish with the morning dew.

So come all you young men who are in your prime,
The young maiden's love is like the rarest wine.
When first you taste it is the golden time,
Sweeter than the morning dew.

Rachel
blueeyeddolz@o2.ie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny / O Ro... / Horo ...
From: GUEST,DUFFY
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 02:07 AM

a recent version is on an album called whirligig by a group called whirligig


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Oh Ro My Johnny / O Ro... / Horo ...
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jan 13 - 02:15 AM

the whirligig version is far and away the best despite or perhaps because of being a little less traditional    Correction though   the album was called spin


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