Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya Lyrics

Dropkick Murphys


publisher: ©MEMORY LANE MUSIC GROUP
writers: Brennan Kelly
album: Track 14 in album The Meanest of Times
release date: 2007-9-17
popularity : 435 users have visited this page.
length: 3:55

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When on the road to sweet Athy,
Hurroo Hurroo
When on the road to sweet Athy,
Hurroo Hurroo
When on the road to sweet Athy
A stick in the hand, A drop in the eye
A doleful damsel I did cry
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Where are the eyes that looked so mild,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the eyes that looked so mild,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the eyes that looked so mild
When my poor heart you first beguiled
Why did ya run from me and the child
Johnny I hardly knew ya

[Chorus:]
We had guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
We had guns and drums and drums and guns,
Hurroo Hurroo
We had guns and drums and drums and guns
The enemy never slew ya
Johnny I hardly knew ya

Where are the legs with which you run,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the legs with which you run,
Hurroo Hurroo
Where are the legs with which you run,
When first you went to carry a gun
Indeed your dancing days are done
Johnny I hardly knew ya

[Chorus]

You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg,
Hurroo Hurroo
You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg,
Hurroo Hurroo
You hadn't an arm, you hadn't a leg
You're a spinless, boneless, chickenless egg
You'll Have to be put with the bowl to beg
Johnny I hardly knew ya

[Chorus]


Im happy for to see ya home
Hurroo Hurroo
Im happy for to see ya home
Hurroo Hurroo
Im happy for to see ya home
From the Isle of Ceylon
Johnny I hardly knew ya

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Track Listing

  • 1 Famous for Nothing
  • 2 God Willing
  • 3 The State of Massachusetts
  • 4 Tomorrow’s Industry
  • 5 Echoes on “A”. Street
  • 6 Vices and Virtues
  • 7 Surrender
  • 8 (F)Lannigan’s Ball
  • 9 I’ll Begin Again
  • 10 Fairmount Hill
  • 11 Loyal to No One
  • 12 Shattered
  • 13 Rude Awakenings
  • 14 Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ya
  • 15 Never Forget
  • 16 Jailbreak