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Johnny Todd
Last updated: 11.10.23
I've no idea when I first heard "Johnny Todd" but it was a favourite of Brian Kelly's and the version I now sing is a transcription of his rendering. It is also a penny-whistle favourite of mine which we sang in the Idle Fellows.
It is a typical sort of sea song on the unfaithfulness of the ladies when their husbands and sweethearts are away at sea. The last verse gives practical advice in its proposal that a sailor should marry his intended before sailing away. What stuff and nonsense!
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audiodbemp315.gif Brian Kelly In Memoriam Voice, Guitars, Banjo, Chorus Brian Kelly
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cd15.gif Brian Kelly Brian Kelly In Memoriam dbe15.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Sea Songs & Shanties CD(s) & MP3 Album(s) flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif The Spinners Best Of-Maggie May flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
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youtube15.jpg Johnny Todd (1:21) Bob Roberts