JOHNNY IS A ROVING BLADE

What will you do when the whiskey's done?
Hey, ho, my Johnny.
What will you do when the whiskey's done?
Hey, ho, my Johnny-O.
What will you do when the whiskey's done?
"Sit bythe fire and drink hot rum."
Johnny is a lad who likes his fun;
Johnny is a roving blade.
Johnny is a roving blade,
Johnny is a roving blade;
Johnny is a roving blade,
Johnny is a roving blade;
What will you do in the summer-time?
Hey, ho, my Johnny.
What will you do in the summer-time?
Hey, ho, my Johnny-O.
What will you do in the summer-time?
"Drink cold beer and blood-red wine;
When the weather's fine, it'll suit me fine."
Johnny is a roving blade.
What will you do if your true love goes?
Hey, ho, my Johnny.
What will you do if your true love goes?
Hey, ho, my Johnny-O.
What will you do if your true love goes?
"any other flower is sweet as a rose;
Plenty more in the garden grows."
Johnny is a roving blade.
What will you do when you come to die?
Hey, ho, my Johnny.
What will you do when you come to die?
Hey, ho, my Johnny-O.
What will you do when you come to die?
"Look St. Peter in the eye
And tell him that I'm very dry."
Johnny is a roving bla


  • Kant
  • Tommy Makem
  • trad.