Johnny's Far Away Lyrics

Richard Thompson


album: Track 12 in album Sweet Warrior
release date: 2007-5-28
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Folk
length: 4:54

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(Richard Thompson)
Johnny's joined a ceilidh band,
They're known quite well throughout the land, The Drones
The Drones are signed up on a cruise
While Tracey's laying in the booze back home
She's got herself another man, a smoothie
While the kids are in the front room watching movies
She's got him in a head lock, in an arm lock, in a jam
She says, I can't express myself with my old man
While Johnny's Far away on the Rolling, Rolling
Johnny's Far Away On The Rolling Sea
Johnny's cruising out to sea
And he believes in chastity - for some
The wealthy widows bill and coo
He fends off one or two, and then succumbs
As they're turning hard-a-port in the Bahamas
He's turning her right out of her pyjamas
He's turned her every which way to the rhythm of the sea
He says, I can't express myself with my old lady
While Johnny's Far away on the Rolling, Rolling
Johnny's Far Away On The Rolling Sea
Johnny's home, he opens up his door
While someone's sneaking out the back
And Tracey says, you look so poorly
Sores and all, you need to see the quack
She wipes the snot from off the kiddies' noses
He charms her with eleven battered roses
And by and by they get down to the job of man and wife
Back to the old comforts of the missionary life
While Johnny's Far away on the Rolling, Rolling
Johnny's Far Away On The Rolling Sea


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Needle and Thread
  • 2 I'll Never Give It Up
  • 3 Take Care the Road You Choose
  • 4 Mr. Stupid
  • 5 Dad's Gonna Kill Me
  • 6 Poppy-Red
  • 7 Bad Monkey
  • 8 Francesca
  • 9 Too Late to Come Fishing
  • 10 Sneaky Boy
  • 11 She Sang Angels to Rest
  • 12 Johnny's Far Away
  • 13 Guns Are the Tongues
  • 14 Sunset Song