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Thread #8688   Message #1208178
Posted By: Tinker
15-Jun-04 - 08:19 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Little Johnny England
Subject: Lyr Add: LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND
LITTLE JOHNNY ENGLAND

Little Johnny England he went a wandering
He went a wandering all day long
He went a wandering with his little penniken
He went a wandering all day long.

You are the butchers. You are the bakers.
You are the candlestick makers.
You're the linen weavers. You're the linen drapers.
You are the brokers. You're all the broker's men.

Little Johnny England he went a wandering
He went a wandering all day long
He went a wandering with his little penniken
He went a wandering all day long.

We are the butchers. We are the bakers.
We are the candlestick makers.
We're the linen weavers. We're the linen drapers.
We are the brokers. We're all the broker's men.

Learnt this in 1968 at Camp Bonnie Brae in East Otis Massachusetts. We were told that a penniken was a type of cane.   It was often mangled into pelican. The song leader would divide the group into parts during the first verse and each section would wave their arms as their name was sung. Everyone joined in as the brokers men.

tinker