When Johnny Comes Marching Home

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Music by Louis Lambert
Traditional Lyrics

VERSE 1

     Gm 
When Johnny comes marching home again,

   Bb      F 
Hurrah, hurrah!

      Gm 
We'll give him a hearty welcome then,

   Bb      D 
Hurrah, hurrah!

    Bb                  F 
The men will cheer, the boys will shout,

    Gm                D 
The ladies, they will all turn out,

          Bb   
And we'll all feel gay,

     Gm                D7  Gm 
When Johnny comes marching home.

VERSE 2

    Gm 
The old church bell will peal with joy,

   Bb      F 
Hurrah, hurrah!

   Gm 
To welcome home our darling boy,

   Bb      D 
Hurrah, hurrah!

    Bb               F 
The village lads and lassies say,

     Gm              D 
With roses they will strew the way,

          Bb   
And we'll all feel gay,

     Gm                D7  Gm 
When Johnny comes marching home.

VERSE 3

    Gm 
Get ready for the Jubilee,

   Bb      F 
Hurrah, hurrah!

      Gm 
We'll give the hero three times three;

   Bb      D 
Hurrah, hurrah!

    Bb               F 
The laurel wreath is ready now

   Gm             D 
To place upon his loyal brow;

          Bb   
And we'll all feel gay,

     Gm                D7  Gm 
When Johnny comes marching home.

VERSE 4

    Gm 
Let love and friendship on that day,

   Bb      F 
Hurrah, hurrah!

      Gm 
Their choicest treasures then display,

   Bb      D 
Hurrah, hurrah!

    Bb              F 
And let each one perform some part,

   Gm                D 
To fill with joy the warriors heart,

          Bb   
And we'll all feel gay,

     Gm                D7  Gm 
When Johnny comes marching home.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo Bb Major D Major D7 F Major G Minor
Guitar Bb Major D Major D7 F Major G Minor
Mandolin Bb Major D Major D7 F Major G Minor
Piano Bb Major D Major D7 F Major G Minor
Ukulele Bb Major D Major D7 F Major G Minor