Johnny Todd song lyrics and guitar chords
2/4 (Traditional English Folk Song) Lyrics and chords fit the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem on their album ‚The First Hurrah!’ The tune of this song is used by the Everton Football Club and is played as the players come onto the pitch. The tune was also used in the television programme Z-Cars. The song used to be sang by children from Liverpool England. It was a Children's Rhyme And Game song. The tin whistle sheet music is included in the key of G.
Intro: one instrumental verse
(C)Johnny Todd he (F)took a (C)notion
For to cross the (F)ocean (G7)wide.
And he (C)left his (F)love be(G7)hind (C)him
Walking by the (G7)Liverpool (C)tide. -C-C-G7-C
(C)For a week she (F)wept with (C)sorrow,
Tore her hair and (F)wrung her (G7)hands
Till she (C)met an(F)other (G7)sai(C)lor
Walking by the (G7)Liverpool (C)sands. -C-C-G7-C
(C)Why fair maid are (F)you a-(C)weeping
For your Johnny (F)gone to (G7)sea?
If you'll (C)wed (F)with me to(G7)mor(C)row
I will kind and (G7)constant (C)be. -C-C-G7-C
(C)I will buy you (F)sheets and (C)blankets,
I'll buy you a (F)wedding (G7)ring.
You shall (C)have a (F)gilded (G7)cra(C)dle
For to rock the (G7)baby (C)in.
Bridge: one instrumental verse
(C)Johnny Todd came (F)home from (C)sailing,
Sailing on the (F)ocean (G7)wide,
And he (C)found his (F)fair and (G7)false (C)one
Was another (G7)sailor's (C)bride.
(C)All you men who (F)go a-(C)sailing
For to fight the (F)foreign (G7)foe.
Do not (C)leave your (F)love like (G7)John(C)ny,
Marry her be(G7)fore you (C)go!
Outro: C-C-F-C C-C-G7-C
Johnny Todd, he took a notion
For to cross the ocean wide
And he's left his own true love behind him
Walking by the Liverpool tide
For a week, she wept with sorrow
Tore her hair and wrung her hands
Till she met another handsome sailor
Walking by the Liverpool sands
Fair young maid are you a weeping
For your Johnny gone to sea
If you'll wed with me tomorrow
I will kind and constant be
I will buy you sheets and blankets
I'll buy you a wedding ring
You shall have a silver cradle
For to rock the baby in
Johnny Todd came home from sailing
Sailing on the ocean wide
And he's found his fair and false one
Was another sailor's bride
All young men who go a sailing
For to fight the foreign foe
Do not leave your own true love like johnny
Marry her before you go
To play along with The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem's version of the song, use the guitar chords here in the key of C.