Buttermilk Hill (Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier) (Anonymous)

“Buttermilk Hill (Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier)” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Buttermilk Hill (Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier)” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: Traditional.


Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill.
Who can blame me cry my fill?
And every tear can turn a mill.
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-oo-oo-lie too.
Shoo-lie sa-ca-ra-ca, bib-ba lib-ba loo.
If I should die for Sally Bobolink,
Come bib-ba lib-ba loo sa-ro-ra.

Sold my rack and sold my reel.
Even sold my spinning wheel
To buy my love a sword of steel.
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-oo-oo-lie too.
Shoo-lie sa-ca-ra-ca, bib-ba lib-ba loo.
If I should die for Sally Bobolink,
Come bib-ba lib-ba loo sa-ro-ra.

Me, oh my, I loved him so.
Broke my heart to see him go.
And only time will heal my woe.
Johnny has gone for a soldier.

Shoo-lie, shoo-lie, shoo-oo-oo-lie too.
Shoo-lie sa-ca-ra-ca, bib-ba lib-ba loo.
If I should die for Sally Bobolink,
Come bib-ba lib-ba loo sa-ro-ra.

My Johnny has gone for a soldier.


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