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Posted By: Philippa
18-May-99 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
Subject: RE: Johnny has gone for a soldier
as others have said, there are a few versions in the Digital Tradition data base. See also thse threads:
Johnny has gone for a soldier
Shule Aroon
siúl a rúin

The latter thread has loads of lyrics and information. It includes Irish language lyrics of 18th century origin, as requested by Bruce O in this thread. There was some debate over whether the Buttermilk Hill version originated from the American War of Independence or the American Civil War, so I'm pleased to see the issue resolved in favour of the earlier war.