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Johnny I hardly knew yah
Last updated: 24.01.17
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This is another song that I grew up with. It has a wonderful chorus
    "With yah guns and drums and drums and guns, haroo, haroo.
    With yah guns and drums and drums and guns, haroo, haroo.
    With yah guns and drums and drums and guns, the enemy nearly slew yah.
     Ah Johnny ma dear, you look so queer, Johnny I hardly knew yah!"
It was only as an adult that I became aware of its anti-war character. Whilst in the Idle Fellows it was one of our favourite songs. Wilfried Drygala sang it beautifully. On good days (not very often) I would do a nice introduction and coda on the F-penny whistle.
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