The Cruel War (Anonymous)

“The Cruel War” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Cruel War” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Anonymous.
Tune: Anonymous.


The cruel war is raging;
Johnny has to fight.
I want to be with him
From morning to night.
I want to be with him;
It grieves my heart so.
Won’t you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Tomorrow is Sunday;
Monday is the day
That your captain will call you,
And you must obey.
Your captain will call you;
It grieves my heart so.
Won’t you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

I’ll tie back my hair;
Men’s clothing I’ll put on.
I’ll pass as your comrade,
As we march along.
I’ll pass as your comrade;
No one will ever know.
Won’t you let me go with you?
No, my love, no.

Oh, Johnny, oh, Johnny,
I fear you are unkind.
I love you far better
Than all of mankind.
I love you far better
Than words can e’er express.
Won’t you let me go with you?
Yes, my love, yes.

Yes, my love, yes.


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