My Johnny Was a Shoemaker

Steeleye Span


album: Track 9 in album Hark! The Village Wait
release date: 1970
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
length: 1:12
writer: [traditional]

Album Information

label: RCA Victor
country(area): United Kingdom
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Steeleye Span Hark! The Village Wait cover art


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My Johnny was a shoemaker and did he love me
With pitch and tar to soil his hands
And sail across the stormy sea
His jacket was a deep sky-blue and curly was his hair
For to reeve the top sails up against the mast
And sail across the stormy sea
Some day he'll be a captain bold with a brave and a gallant crew
And when he has his gallant captain's sword
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