10 September 2010 0 Comments

Johnny Come Down to Hilo

Sample can be heard here:

http://www.saltydick.com/lyrics/07-johnny-come-down-to-hilo.htm

We’re running away around the Cape,
Some for debt and some for rape.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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Oh, wake ‘er, oh, shake ‘er,
Wake that gal with the blue dress on.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

I once had a gal, her hair was red,
‘Twas curly all over except on her head.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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Her eyes was blue, her dress the same,
But she always fell asleep before I came.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

[Chorus]

Now, a dollar goes from hand to hand;
My gal goes from man to man.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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I tied my gal in a gunny sack,
She’ll be true to me ’til I get back.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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She’s a Downeast gal with a Downeast style,
For a dollar a time it’s all worthwhile.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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Them Hilo gals all dress so fine,
They ain’t got Jesus on their mind.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.

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