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Lyr Req: Goodbye, Jimmy, Goodbye

PattyG 16 Jul 97 - 03:21 PM
Barry Finn 16 Jul 97 - 04:34 PM
16 Jul 97 - 05:28 PM
PattyG 16 Jul 97 - 11:41 PM
Snobby (seibt.kd@sni.de) 18 Jul 97 - 04:15 AM
Ralph Butts 18 Jul 97 - 07:09 AM
PattyG 18 Jul 97 - 12:33 PM
Ralph Butts 18 Jul 97 - 01:26 PM
Ralph Butts 18 Jul 97 - 02:21 PM
PattyG 18 Jul 97 - 03:47 PM
Ralph Butts 18 Jul 97 - 08:05 PM
PattyG 18 Jul 97 - 10:00 PM
hartley 18 Jul 97 - 10:28 PM
Ralph BUtts 19 Jul 97 - 09:23 AM
GUEST,Angela 02 Aug 10 - 11:14 PM
Arthur_itus 03 Aug 10 - 06:27 AM
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Subject: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: PattyG
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 03:21 PM

It just occurred to me that this might be the perfect place to solve a mystery that has plagued me for some time. When I was about 13, some *&%$@! years ago, I recall hearing a song that made you want to sing along with and, in part, the lyrics were:

Goodbye Johnny goodbye, Goodbye Johnny goodbye,

I'll see you again, But I don't know when,

Goodbye Johnny goodbye.

I have asked *countless* people if they remember this song - and no one does. I'm *sure* this isn't a figment of my imagination!! Can you help? PattyG


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Barry Finn
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 04:34 PM

Can you provide any more info, is the name Johnny substuted for something else or is it just the chorus? It would fit as a work song, Hugill has , I think a short haul shanty, Goodbye,My Love, Goodbye and the line 'I'll see you again.....' would also fit as a floating verse. Goodluck Patty Goodluck Barry


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
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Date: 16 Jul 97 - 05:28 PM

sounds familiar. 50s rock and roll?


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: PattyG
Date: 16 Jul 97 - 11:41 PM

Work song? No....uhm....no, I don't think so.

50's rock and roll - that would be more like it, but we have a rather extensive collection from that era and I've just *never* been able to find it nor does anyone else seem to remember it!! Very frustrating. Oh well, on a scale of 1 to 10, I guess it's not a 10, but you know, I just plain *want to know*!!

Perhaps it is even more from the 40's and is in regard to being away "at war"?

PattyG


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Snobby (seibt.kd@sni.de)
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 04:15 AM

Maybe you heard the English version of a famous German song "Goodbye Johnny" sung by Hans Almers (famous actor/singer in the 30s to 60s). It goes like this: e-e-dC--!f-f-ed--!g-g-fe--!a-------!g-gage--!g-gage--!e-e-ed-C!d-------!...


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 07:09 AM

Patty....I remember it and will check my archives. I think it was "Billy", though. Perhaps sung by someone like Connie Stevens......Tiger


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: PattyG
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 12:33 PM

Ralph - Why thank you, you're most kind:) Goodbye Billy? Boy, that just doesn't sound right, but could be. I've slept some since the 50's!! Connie could be the one - it was definitely a soprano. Thanks again. PattyG


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 01:26 PM

Ok - It's Jimmy. I'm sure now....Tiger


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 02:21 PM

Patty....It's "Goodbye, Jimmy" by Kathy Linden. I found my index sheet. As soon as I can find the tape, you'll have it......Tiger


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: PattyG
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 03:47 PM

AWESOME!!! Johnny, Billy, Jimmy.....heck, they're all alike, they just have different faces;) Thanks pal - you is so good to me!;) That's so cool - this has bugged me for years!!! PattyG


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOODBYE, JIMMY, GOODBYE (from K Linden)
From: Ralph Butts
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 08:05 PM

Hi Patty.... It wasn't so hard to find, after all. Nice song. Good memories...Tiger

GOODBYE, JIMMY—sung by Kathy Linden
Authors unknown to me

    CHORUS
    Goodbye, Jimmy, goodbye,
    Goodbye, Jimmy, goodbye,
    I'll see you again,
    But I don't know when,
    Goodbye, Jimmy, goodbye,

Wind is a-blowin', rain starts to fall,
Train is a-tootin' its long lonesome call,
Wheels are a-clickin' their way down the track,
Countin' the days 'til he's comin' back.

    CHORUS

When he has traveled the land and the sea,
He'll stop his roamin' and come back to me,
Give me a kiss for each tear and each sigh,
'Til then, my Jimmy, my Jimmy, goodbye.

    CHORUS

    (Goodbye, Jimmy, goodbye.)


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: PattyG
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 10:00 PM

Well, I wish I could say I remember all those lyrics now, but I don't! (Just the chorus:) Anyway, I'll at least know what to look for now and maybe be able to find it somewhere. We've got a Hard To Find shop in Indianapolis that is pretty neat - I might try there. Thanks so much for your help - I truly appreciate it:) PattyG


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: hartley
Date: 18 Jul 97 - 10:28 PM

Mike Seeger and Paul Brown sing a song on their album "Way Down in North Carolina" they call'Goodbye, Little Bonnie.' He attributes it to the Ward family of Grayson Co, VA. He uses the same chorus but subs Bonnie for Johnny. He says the song is similar to "More Pretty Girls Than One" and is about a young man rejected by a girl's parents and so he leaves. If this would be the song, I can listen to the lyrics and type them out. Let me know.


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Ralph BUtts
Date: 19 Jul 97 - 09:23 AM

Patty.......If it's in stock, you can get it from Continental Records at:

http://www.gocontinental.com/

This is a good source for old vinyl. Their catalog alone is a treasure.

If all else fails, backchannel me at:

rsbassoc@neca.com

and I'll make you a copy......Tiger


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: GUEST,Angela
Date: 02 Aug 10 - 11:14 PM

Hi PattyG, I remember that song as "Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye" as well.
Also only knew the chorus.


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 06:27 AM

This is what you are after

Goodbye Jimmy Goodbye - Ruby Murray which was a big hit in the UK back in the late 50's


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Subject: RE: Goodbye Johnny, Goodbye
From: Arthur_itus
Date: 03 Aug 10 - 06:32 AM

LOL Ruby is fondly thought of even today in the UK, especially when one thinks of curries.

You coming for a Ruby Murray - meaning - you coming for a curry. :-)


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