Go, Johnny, Leave Her

TTTO “Drink Up The River”, based on “Leave Her Johnny Leave Her”

See, “Leave Her Johnny” had every parody you can think of — from feline evolution to banning from argo. I feel it should have its just deserts.

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I was standing on the deck-side, when the cry had reached my ear
It was the old man, he was shouting, and the words he said were dear
And as the journey is now finished, and my god it was so long
Now I wanted to record my joy, and I did this in this song
For the weather it was painful, there was wind and there was rain
And the deck-hands who had worked the trips were in this constant pain
But now, as we are home again, we should all sing up as one:
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done

[Chorus]
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done

Well, throughout the journey’s history, the sea it was so high
The wind it was so foul, and we thought our end was nigh
To a man we were expecting to get washed up on the shore
For when fighting hard against the sea is a certain no-win war
We did not ask for any fortune, just a corner when it’s late
Just to sleep, to rest, a moment’s wink — to nap would be just great
But as we’re coming home, unpacking, let’s not think of yesterday
Let us go now to the shore, my friends, and be there on our way
Now that you don’t fear the flooding, now that you can see the sun
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done

[Chorus]

All the grub that we were given, it was poison fit to kill
But we could not help but eat it, and to down it with a swill
For the money that we’re promised it will vanish without trace
‘Cause to live on such a pittance is not done here in this place
And we dare not to raise our voices, scream such wages are just wrong
For we’ll be told to stand on planks and then to start to walk along
And he is now threatening to shoot you with a gun
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done

[Chorus]

Now we feel the time we spent on her has robbed us of our life
There is a feeling of relief now that we’re done with all the strife
And we are hoping that the sea tides will soon carry her away
So that our eyes will not behold her more, not even for one day
And as we’re leaving her, so gladly, we are starting now to live
For we gave her all we had, and yet she wanted us to give
So now sing this final message — we are leaving in a run
You’ve gotta go — Johnny, leave her, the journey’s done

[Chorus]

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