Johnson Boys

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in June 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Have you heard of many a story
Told by young and old with joy
About the many deeds of daring
That was done by the Johnson boys

Chorus
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid

They were lads of skill and courage
And their sight was very far
And they joined the country's service
In that awful civil war

[chorus]

The Johnson boys were boys of honor
They knew how to court the maids
They knew how to hug and kiss them
Hop up pretty girls don't be afraid

[chorus]

They were scouts for the rebel army
And were known far and wide
When the Yankees saw them coming
They threw down their guns and hid

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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