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Stedman and Hutchinson, comps.  A Library of American Literature:
An Anthology in Eleven Volumes.  1891.
Vols. VI–VIII: Literature of the Republic, Part III., 1835–1860
 
Popular Songs and Ballads of the Civil War: Northern II
When Johnny Comes Marching Home
By Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829–1892)
 
WHEN Johnny comes marching home again,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
We’ll give him a hearty welcome then,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
The men will cheer, the boys will shout,        5
The ladies, they will all turn out,
  And we’ll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.
      The men will cheer, the boys will shout,
      The ladies, they will all turn out,        10
        And we’ll all feel gay,
      When Johnny comes marching home.
 
The old church-bell will peal with joy,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,        15
  Hurrah! hurrah!
The village lads and lasses say,
With roses they will strew the way;
  And we’ll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.        20
 
Get ready for the jubilee,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
We’ll give the hero three times three,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
The laurel-wreath is ready now        25
To place upon his loyal brow;
  And we’ll all feel gay,
When Johnny comes marching home.
 
Let love and friendship on that day,
  Hurrah! hurrah!        30
Their choicest treasures then display,
  Hurrah! hurrah!
And let each one perform some part,
To fill with joy the warrior’s heart;
  And we’ll all feel gay,        35
When Johnny comes marching home.
      The men will cheer, the boys will shout,
      The ladies, they will all turn out,
        And we’ll all feel gay,
      When Johnny comes marching home.        40
 
 
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