Old Johnny Walker

 
Performed by:
Tanton Pockley Cross
Recorded in:
Flamborough
Recorded on:
29/03/1969
Recorded by:
Steve Gardham
Genre:
Humour
Keywords:
Children,
Drowning,
Sword Dancing,
Murder
 

Archival information

TYG:
17
Key:
C
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
764
Laws id:
Master title:
Old Johnny Walker
Places Cited:

Lyrics

1
O’d Johnny Walker’s deead and gone, deead and gone, deead and gone,
O’d Johnny Walker’s deead and gone, he never died befoor.

2
He used ti steal o’d stowps n’ rails, stowps n’ rails, stowps n’ rails,
He used ti steal o’d stowps n’ rails ti mak a fire on.

3
O’d Johnny walker ‘ad a wife, ’ad a wife, ’ad a wife,
O’d Johnny walker ’ad a wife, she died an’ then he killed her.

4
After that she rose again, rose again, rose again,
After that she rose again and ’ad three younger children.

5
These three children went to slide, went to slide, went to slide,
These three children went to slide all on a frosty morning.

6
The ice broke and they all fell in, all fell in, all fell in,
The ice broke and they all fell in and rest of ’em ran away.

Recorded at his home, Green Stacks, Carter Lane, Flamborough on the 29th of March, 1969. Mr Cross was an auxiliary coastguard but came from a long line of smugglers.

Archival information

TYG:
17
Key:
C
Time Signature:
2/4
Roud id:
764
Laws id:
Master title:
Old Johnny Walker
Places Cited: