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Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited

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CAN'T YE HILO?
HILO, BOYS, HILO
HILO, JOHNNY BROWN
JOHNNY COME DOWN TO HILO
TOMMYS GONE TO HILO
TOM'S GONE TO HILO 2


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Naemanson 27 Jul 03 - 11:26 PM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Jul 03 - 12:15 AM
GUEST,Q 28 Jul 03 - 12:47 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 28 Jul 03 - 07:18 AM
Bat Goddess 28 Jul 03 - 08:41 AM
Snuffy 28 Jul 03 - 07:27 PM
Naemanson 29 Jul 03 - 05:22 AM
Roberto 29 Jul 03 - 05:44 AM
Naemanson 29 Jul 03 - 10:52 PM
Mark Cohen 30 Jul 03 - 12:57 AM
curmudgeon 30 Jul 03 - 11:53 AM
Naemanson 30 Jul 03 - 07:14 PM
GUEST,Mysha 09 Mar 15 - 08:48 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Naemanson
Date: 27 Jul 03 - 11:26 PM

To start with, yes, I have tried a Digitrad search and checked all the threads and references. And, believe it or not, I couldn't find the version I'm looking for.

I was driving around the northeastern corner of Guam the other day and listening to Roll & Go, the great album put together by Bill Bonyun (thanks again for that, Charley).

anyway, they started the chanty Johnny Gone Down To Hilo and it stuck in my head. But I cannot find the rest of the words. If I had my stuff I could find it easy enough but that stuff won't be here for another couple of weeks.

So, here's what I know:

It's the strangest sight that's ever been seen,
An Arkansas farmer with his sea boots on,

Johnny come down to hilo,
Poor old John,
Oh wake her, oh shake her,
Oh wake that gal with the blue dress on,
Johnny come down to Hilo,
Poor old john.

There are other verses about the kinds of girlfriends the singer has had and verses about the ship and crew.

Any help?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 12:15 AM

Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Origin: Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Lyr Add: Johnny Come Down to Hilo
Question: Johnny Come Down to Hilo


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 12:47 AM

Also thread 21911: Hilo

George, the third one you list is for "Behind those swinging doors."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 07:18 AM

Must have type it in wrong. Hmmm.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 08:41 AM

Brett -- it's also on Tom's tape "A Bottle Full for the Shantyman" -- and, guess what, I think we've finally got it successfully translated to CD.

PM me your mailing address.

Linn


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Snuffy
Date: 28 Jul 03 - 07:27 PM

Have you looked in this thread Lyr Req: Dirty Hog eye man? for a version of JcdtH about the girl?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Naemanson
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 05:22 AM

Well, none of these is the version I know. Linn, I already have Tom's tape. I just need to get it delivered out of bondage, i.e., the packing crates that are currently somewhere between Maine and Guam.

The dirty verses from that other thread fit the tune I know. I will have to learn them but I can't sing them here unless I get in with a bunch of guys drinking late at night. The local cultural environment is not as forgiving of the nature of some of these somgs.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Roberto
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 05:44 AM

Has the group Roll & Go another CD, besides Outward Bound?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Naemanson
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 10:52 PM

Nope, Roberto, that's the only one so far. They were talking about another before I left but I don't think they've done anything about it yet.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 12:57 AM

St. Elmo's Fire (an all-woman shanty group from the Pacific Northwest) recorded this one, in a spirited but non-spicy version, and The Boarding Party did the related shanty "The Hog-Eye Man" on their album "'Tis Our Sailing Time." But you probably knew that.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: curmudgeon
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 11:53 AM

The song I recorded, "The Gal Asleep With the Blue Dress On" is a close cousin of this one, but markedly different in tempo and use.

I was about to post you the words that Terry collected, but they're so racially extreme in the dialect, I doubt you would want to sing them -- Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: Naemanson
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 07:14 PM

Last night, as the song ran through my head again, I remembered where I'd heard that version. It was at Mystic and either Marc or Greg or the Boarding Party was singing it. I'm guessing that I'll get the words off their album when my stuff arrives from the States.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Gone Down To Hilo - Revisited
From: GUEST,Mysha
Date: 09 Mar 15 - 08:48 AM

Hi,

Something like this one?

Bye,
                                                                Mysha


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