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The Johnson Boys TML # 005439
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Popular with old time musicians, this tune is most commonly performed as an instrumental at a fairly fast pace.
Johnson boys they went a courtin,
Johnson boys they did'nt stay
The reason why they did'nt stay
Had no money for to pay there way  (twice)

Johnson boys raised in the ashes
Didnt't know how to court young maids;
Hugged and kissed and called them honey
Made those little gals all ashamed (x2)

Johnson boys will never git married
They'll live single all their life
Ther're too scared to pop the question
There aint no woman that'll be their wife (x2)

Johnson boy they come a-courtin'
The Coon Creek girls so pretty and sweet
They could't make no conversation.
Did'nt know where to put thier feet.(x2)
Johnson boy they come a-courtin'
Ridin in a Chevrolet
They come home brok and a-walking
They had no money for to pay their way. (x2)

Johnson boys eat peas and honey,
They have done it all thier life
makes the peas tast mighty funny
But it keeps them on a knife (x2)

Johnson boys raised in the ashes
Didnt't know how to court a maid;
Turned thier backs and hide thier faces,
Sight of a pretty girl makes them afraid (x2)

Wake oh wake ye drowsey sleepers'
Wake oh wake it's almost day.
Raise up your head and look out the window
'N' see those pretty girls goin away (x2)
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