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  • ilk defa 17. yüzyılda ortaya çıkmış enfes bir irlanda balladı. sevdiceğini yaban ellere asker olarak uğurlamış bir kadının ağıdıdır. değişik versiyonları amerikaya da gitmiş, amerika bağımsızlık savaşı ve kuzey güney savaşında da söylenmiştir. çağdaş yorumları içinde en güzeli solas'ındır.

    oh i wish i were on yonder hill
    it's there i'd sit and cry my fill
    'til every tear would turn a mill
    my johnny's gone for a soldier

    well, johnny, my love, he went away
    he would not heed what i did say
    he won't be back for many's a day
    my johnny's gone for a soldier

    chorus:
    shule, shule, shule a gra
    oh shule, oh shule and he loves me
    when he comes back, he will marry me
    my johnny, he has gone for a soldier

    i'll sell my rack, i'll sell my reel
    i'll sell my only spinning wheel
    and buy my love a sword of steel
    my johnny's gone for a soldier

    i'll dye my petticoat, i'll dye it red
    around the world i'll bake my bread
    'til i find my love alive or dead
    my johnny, he has gone for a soldier

    (chorus)

    but now my love, he has gone to france
    to try his fortune to advance
    if he returns, it is but a chance
    my johnny, he has gone for a soldier

    (chorus)

    i wish, i wish, i wish in vain
    i wish i had my heart again
    'tis gladly i would not complain
    my johnny, he has gone for a soldier

    (chorus twice)

    my johnny, he has gone for a soldier