Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier

from by Jenni Bluish

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £1 GBP  or more

     

about

A traditional Irish song turned American Civil War folk ballad, give big band jazz waltz treatment.

lyrics

Here I stand on Buttermilk Hill
Who can blame me, crying my fill
And every tear could turn a mill
Johnny has gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agra
Only death can heal my woe
For the lad of my heart from me did go
Go thee thu mauverneen sloan

When his orders came he could not stay
To fife and drum he marched away
My heart went too that fateful day
Johnny has gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agra
Only death can heal my woe
For the lad of my heart from me did go
Go thee thu mauverneen sloan

I sold my rock, I sold my reel
I even sold my spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel
Johnny has gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agra
Only death can heal my woe
For the lad of my heart from me did go
Go thee thu mauverneen sloan

I'll dye my dress, I'll dye it red
And round the world I'll beg my bread
'Till I find my love alive or dead
Johnny has gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agra
Only death can heal my woe
For the lad of my heart from me did go
Go thee thu mauverneen sloan

credits

from No Fury EP, released June 16, 2016
Traditional arr. Jenni Bluish

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

Jenni Bluish UK

A punk jazz singer, pianist and arranger from the Midgender Midatlantic. I swing like a siren, groove like a goddess and wear shoes made from the skin of lounge lizards.

I am mostly accompanied by my Fauxchestra, a virtual big band of splendid fellows who live and rehearse somewhere in my psyche.
... more

contact / help

Contact Jenni Bluish

Streaming and
Download help