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Whiskey For My Johnny


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Oh whiskey is the life of man, Whiskey Johnny

I drink whiskey when I can Whiskey for my Johnny

Whiskey from an old tin can   Whiskey Johnny

I'll drink whiskey when I can   Whiskey for my Johnny

I drink it hot, I drink it cold   Whiskey Johnny

I drink it new, I drink it old   Whiskey for my Johnny

Whiskey makes me feel so sad,  Whiskey Johnny 

Whiskey killed my poor old dad,   Whiskey for my Johnny

I thought I heard the old man say,   Whiskey Johnny

I'll treat my crew in a descent way,   Whiskey for my Johnny

A glass of grog for everyman   Whiskey Johnny

And a bottle full for the shantyman   Whiskey for my Johnny

The author of this website has put a lot of time and effort into gathering the greatest collection of sea shanties for the world to enjoy - There are songs that have been to sung to a job of work at sea for many, many years and collecting them has been a great endeavour. - Roger Chartier has made the effort out of his own interest and the requests that he has gotten to do this work from fellow musicians who wanted a good source of sea shanties to draw on and learn from. He has been told that for this effort he is a remarkable man.