Mudcat Café message #3995486 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8688   Message #3995486
Posted By: GUEST,LynnH
07-Jun-19 - 04:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Little Johnny England
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Little Johnny England
Oh dear, I really must sort out my song archives! The version posted above -1.June '19- is the 1977 Mk.I version. The 'official' Mk.II version (1978) has a different first verse:

Old Johhny England he went a'wandering
All alone where the four winds call.
Looking for friends to travel along with him
With arts and skills they would use for all.

The idea came from the pub sign of The Five Alls Inn in Chepstow.

Tune & chorus: Traditional. Verses: Lynn H. Wise 1978