Johanna, Is Your Heart Still True?
Copyright, 1895, by The S. Brainard's Sons Co.
Words and Music by Geo. Evans.
There's a girl who lives in Blackville, and her name is Hannah,
My Johanna, an' she's my girl;
An' she is the very image of her dear old mamma,
Is Johanna, my pretty pearl.
Her age it is just seventeen, and she is all my own,
An' ev'ry evening I go down to my Johanna's home;
An' whisper little tales of love, When we are all alone,
To my Johanna, Johanna Jones.
O. Johanna, is your heart still true?
Does you love me us you used to do?
Don't give me the shake,
'Cause you know my heart would break,
For I loves my own Johanna Jones.
She's done gone to learn to ride a bicycle, has Hannah,
My Johanna. my only pride;
An' she has been acting in a scandalacious manner
Since she learned the wheel to ride.
There's gwine to be some trouble 'round about here very soon
If my Johanna doesn't dress In a way to please ttis coon;
When she puts on her bloomers she looks like a black balloon,
Does my Johanna, Johanna Jones.-Refrain.
I asked her if she'd wed me when the bloom is on the clover.
My Johanna. Johanna Jones;
She said. "I calculate as how I'll have to think it over,"
My Johanna, Johanna Jones.
There's another colored boy in town who wants her awful bad,
An' when he goes to visit her she seems so awful glad;
But if she lima away with him, 'twould make me feel so sad,
At my Johanna, Johanna Jones.-Refrain.