World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 7th April – ‘Leave Her Johnny’

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World Of Music Choir: Tuesday 7th April – ‘Leave Her Johnny’ led by Bella Hardy

Band on the Wall’s doors may be shut for a little while but you can still take part in our fun music learning programmes from the comfort of your own home.

Tune in every Tuesday at 6pm (UK time) to join Bella Hardy for the World Of Music Choir online! Sing traditional and modern songs, harmonies and rounds. We learn by ear so you don’t have to read music, but words and scores can be downloaded here. This week’s lyrics are also below.

This live event is interactive; you can comment and ask questions, and the video will be available after the workshop to recap and sing-along to.

To view and add live comments, open this video in YouTube.

Email learning@bandonthewall.org to become an official choir member!

 

This Week’s Song: Leave Her Johnny

Traditional (arr Bella Hardy)

 

Oh the work was hard and the wages low

   Leave her Johnny, leave her

I guess it’s time for us to go

   And it’s time for us to leave her

 

CHORUS:

   Leave her Johnny, leave her

   Oh, leave her Johnny, leave her

   Oh the voyage is done and the winds don’t blow

   And it’s time for us to leave her

 

Oh, I thought I heard the old man say

   Leave her Johnny, leave her

Tomorrow you will get you pay

   And it’s time for us to leave her

 

The winds blew foul and the seas ran high

We shipped it green and none went by

 

The Old Man swears and the mate swears too

The crew all swears and so would you

 

The starboard pump is like the crew

It’s all worn out and will not do

 

Well I pray that we shall ne’er more see

A hungry ship the likes of she

 



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