My Johnny Was a Shoemaker Lyrics

Steeleye Span


album: Track 9 in album Hark! The Village Wait
release date: 1970
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length: 1:12
writer: [traditional]

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Hark! The Village Wait cover art
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My Johnny was a shoemaker and did he love me
My Johnny was a shoemaker but now he's gone to sea
With pitch and tar to soil his hands
And to sail across the sea, stormy sea
And sail across the stormy sea

His jacket was a deep sky-blue and curly was his hair
His jacket was a deep sky-blue, it was a do declare
For to reeve the top sails up against the mast
And to sail across the sea, stormy sea
And sail across the stormy sea

Some day he'll be a captain bold with a brave and a gallant crew
Some day he'll be a captain bold with a sword and spy glass too
And when he has his gallant captain's sword
He'll come home and marry me, marry me
He'll come home and marry me


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 A Calling-On Song
  • 2 The Blacksmith
  • 3 Fisherman's Wife
  • 4 Blackleg Miner
  • 5 Dark-Eyed Sailor
  • 6 Copshawholme Fair
  • 7 All Things Are Quite Silent
  • 8 The Hills of Greenmore
  • 9 My Johnny Was a Shoemaker
  • 10 Lowlands of Holland
  • 11 Twa Corbies
  • 12 One Night as I Lay on My Bed