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Lighter Lyr Add: Tom's Gone to Hilo (35) RE: Lyr Add: Tom's Gone to Hilo 18 Sep 20


Richmond Times Dispatch Sunday Magazine (July 12, 1936), p. 4. Sung by J. M. "Sailor Dad" Hunt (1876-1951):



My Johnnie’s gone, what shall I do?
   Helo, Hilo.
My Johnnie’s gone, what shall I do?
   My Johnnie’s gone to Hilo.

My Johnnie’s gone to Liverpool….
To Liverpool, that Yankee school….

My Johnnie’s gone to Baltimore,
To dance upon the sanded floor.

My Johnnie’s gone to Callao,
Those Spanish girls to see I know.

If Johnnie died and was buried at sea,
A mermaid’s sweetheart Johnnie would be.

My Johnnie’s got a sweetheart in Singapore,
But I hope he’ll go back there no more.

My Johnnie’s gone forevermore,
I’ll never see my John no more.


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