Johnny I hardly knew ye (Hakka Muggies)

While going the road to sweet Athy aroo aroo While going the road to sweet Athy aroo aroo A stick in me hand and a tear in me eye A doleful damsel I heard cry Johnny I hardly knew ye With your drums and guns and guns and drums aroo aroo With your drums and guns and guns and drums aroo aroo With your drums and guns and guns and drums the enemy nearly slew ye My darling dear you look so queer Johnny I hardly knew ye Where are the eyes that look so mild aroo aroo Where are the eyes that look so mild aroo aroo Where are the eyes that look so mild when me heart ye first beguiled Why did you run from me and the child Johnny I hardly knew ye Where are the legs with which you run aroo aroo Where are the legs with which you run aroo aroo Where are the legs with which you run when you went to shoulder a gun Indeed your dancing days are done Johnny I hardly knew ye It grieved my heart to see you sail aroo aroo It grieved my heart to see you sail aroo aroo It grieved my heart to see you sail though from me heart you took leg bail Like a cod you're doubled up head and tail Johnny I hardly knew ye I'm happy for to see you home aroo aroo I'm happy for to see you home aroo aroo I'm happy for to see you home all from the island of Sulloon So low in flesh so high in bone Johnny I hardly knew ye