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Thread #131015   Message #2952104
Posted By: GUEST
25-Jul-10 - 06:31 PM
Thread Name: need help identifying a song?-John, John, Johnny
Subject: need help identifying a song?
Hi, I am new to this site. I am trying to find the name and correct lyrics to a song that my mother sang to me when I was little. Here are the lyrics as I remember them.

Verse 1:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

Little frogs and polywogs
and other things as well....
Run away, run away, run away John Johnny
For I don't want anything at all.

Verse 2:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

Little snails and puppy tails and other things as well.
Run away, run away, run away John Johnny
For I don't want anything at all.

Verse 3:
John, John, Johnny
came a knock, knock, knockin'
at the gate in my garden wall....

What have you got today for to sell?

..............


And here is where I totally lose the lyrics. I'm sure I have mangled the rest of them a bit as well. My sister and I took some poetic license with them when we had our own children and sang the songs of our childhood to them.

It would mean so much to me if I could find this song. Does anyone have any idea?

Thank you!