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When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Words: Credited to the Union Army bandmaster, Patrick S. Gilmore (1863)
Music: From Irish street song "Johnny We Hardly Knew Ye"


 
When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.

The old church bell will peel with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

Let love and friendship on that day
Hurrah! Hurrah!
Their choicest treasures then display
Hurrah! Hurrah!
And let each one perform some part 
to fill with joy the warrior's heart
And we'll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.

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