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Chords Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

17 May 99 - 02:44 PM (#79193)
Subject: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Rich and Dee (inactive)

Hi

I hadn't heard this song in a couple of years. I just came across it a recently and tried to work out an arrangement for it.

Does anyone have a tab or chord progression for this timeless classic?

Thanks,

Rich


17 May 99 - 04:55 PM (#79240)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Ted From Australia

Try "waffelling" around Am Gand E, you'll figure it out

Regardsa Ted


17 May 99 - 08:05 PM (#79309)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Driscoll

There are many versions of this around. The one I use is something like this.

Intro: C/E7/Am/E7/Am

Am G F Am Here I sit on buttermilk hill C Em Am Who could blame me, cry my fill C Em Am F Every tear would turn a mill Am Em Am Johnny's gone for a soldier


17 May 99 - 08:10 PM (#79310)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Driscoll

Second try!!

Am G F Am Here I sit on buttermilk hill C Em Am Who could blame me, cry my fill C Em Am Every tear would turn a mill Am Em Am Johnny's gone for a soldier


18 May 99 - 05:24 AM (#79391)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Philippa

Alison contributed chords to the siúl a rúin thread


18 May 99 - 08:34 AM (#79421)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Rich and Dee (inactive)

Thanks everyone!


15 May 05 - 02:15 PM (#1485490)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: GUEST,Rhona

Please, can anyone can tell me where to find the actual music ( i prefer the cheiftans, and Kate Croissans versions)for this song or any of it's title variations ?


15 May 05 - 04:18 PM (#1485558)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: GUEST,Allen

I could copy out the chords from the Burl Ives book if anyone is interested.


15 May 05 - 04:44 PM (#1485580)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Mooh

There used to be a simplified melody in an old Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book, but it didn't appear in later editions. PM me and I can send you a copy if you like.

Peace, Mooh.


15 May 05 - 04:54 PM (#1485588)
Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: JOHNNY HAS GONE FOR A SOLDIER
From: chico

Dm      C    Bb          Dm
Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill
F       Am       Dm
Who can blame me, cry my fill
      F    A7         Dm    Bb
And ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
Dm         Am         Dm
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Dm      A7    Dm
Shule, Shule, Shule Aroon
F       Am    Dm
Shule, Shule, Shule Aroon
      F    A7         Dm    Bb
And ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
Dm         Am         Dm
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

With fife and drum he marched away
He would not heed what I did say
He'll not come back for many a day
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll sell my rod, I'll sell my reel,
Likewise I'll sell my spinning wheel
And buy my love a sword of steel,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll dye my dress, I'll dye it red,
And through the streets I'll beg for bread,
For the lad I love from me has fled,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Me, oh my, I loved him so,
Broke my heart to see him go
And only time will heal my woe,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.


15 May 05 - 04:56 PM (#1485595)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: chico

From http://members.cox.net/uglyboy/


15 May 05 - 05:30 PM (#1485612)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier - Burl Ives
From: GUEST,Allen

Here is my first attempt at this, so bear with me.
From the Burl Ives Songbook:

Slow, free in delivery:

E    B      Cm            
- Here I sit on But-ter-milk Hill,
E                  E
who could blame me cry my fill?
    Cm
And ev-'ry tear would turn a mill;

CHORUS:

Cm       G         Cm
John-ny has gone for a sol-dier.
Cm         G       Cm
Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-lie too,
E       Cm            Cm
Shoo-lie, sac-ca-rac-ca bib-ba-lib-ba boo.
   E       B       Cm                                 
If I should die for Sal-ly bo-bo-link come
               G (slower)Cm
bib-ba-lib-ba boo    sa-ro-ra


15 May 05 - 09:00 PM (#1485722)
Subject: RE: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: chico

Transposed for easier playing

Am    G      F          Am
Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill
C       Em       Am
Who can blame me, cry my fill
      C    E7         Am    F
And ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
Am       Em         Am
Johnny's gone for a soldier.

Am      E7    Am
Shule, Shule, Shule Aroon
C      Em    Am
Shule, Shule, Shule Aroon
    C    E7         Am    F
And ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
Am       Em         Am
Johnny's gone for a soldier.

With fife and drum he marched away
He would not heed what I did say
He'll not come back for many a day
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll sell my rod, I'll sell my reel,
Likewise I'll sell my spinning wheel
And buy my love a sword of steel,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

I'll dye my dress, I'll dye it red,
And through the streets I'll beg for bread,
For the lad I love from me has fled,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Me, oh my, I loved him so,
Broke my heart to see him go
And only time will heal my woe,
Johnny has gone for a soldier.


02 Jan 07 - 09:27 PM (#1925284)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: GUEST,CrimsonKitten821

I have the piece "Johnny's Gone for a Soldier" (the version arranged by Carolee Curtright) and I was wondering if anyone is aware of the origin of this song. I have heard a few different versions, but I'm not sure which one is correct. The lyrics are:

Shule, shule, shule agrah,
Time can only heal my woe,
Since the lad of my heart did go,
Johnny's gone for a soldier

Johnny dear has gone away,
Gone away across the bay,
My heart is sad and weary to day,
Johnny's gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agrah,
Time can only heal my woe,
Since the lad of my heart did go,
Johnny's gone for a soldier

Johnny's gone away,
Johnny's gone away to war

I trace these gardens o'er and o'er,
Meditate on each sweet flow'r,
Thinking of each happy hour,
Johnny's gone for a soldier

I wish I was on yonder hill,
There I'll sit and cry my fill,
So ev'ry tear might turn a mill,
My Johnny's gone for a soldier

Shule, shule, shule agrah
Time can only heal my woe,
Since the lad of my heart did go,
Johnny's gone for a soldier



Thanks


02 Jan 07 - 09:36 PM (#1925288)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: Malcolm Douglas

See the links at the top of this page for the many other discussions here on this song, most of which contain much better information than this old one you have stumbled upon; which was only a request for (notional) guitar chords.


12 Mar 17 - 09:52 AM (#3844459)
Subject: RE: Chords Req: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
From: GUEST

I found the chords to it in an old book of American folk songs as a different version. So this is how I play it:

Am      Em      F               C
There I sat on Buttermilk Hill
Em         Am             F         C
Who can blame me, cry my fill
       Am    E7             F       Dm
And ev'ry tear would turn a mill,
Am       Em            Am
Johnny's gone for a soldier.