Johnny Come Down to Hilo


As sung by Captain Jesse Schaffer

Ain't seen the like since I've been born,
An Arkansas farmer with his sea boots on.

Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.
So wake her! shake her! wake that gal with the blue dress on.
Johnny come down to Hilo, poor old man.


I got a gal across the sea,
She's a 'Badian beauty and she says to me.

Sally's in the garden picking' peas,
Hair on her head hanging down to her knees.

My wife died in Tennessee,
They sent her jawbone back to me.

I set that jawbone on the fence,
And I ain't heard nothing but the jawbone since.

So hand me down my riding cane,
I'm off to see Miss Sarah Jane.


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