Johnny i hardly knew ye

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Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye: Memories of John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Kenneth P. ODonnell

An intimate portrait of an iconic American from the men closest to him.

As a politician, John F. Kennedy crafted an image that inspired and thrilled millions—and left an outsize legacy after his tragic murder. Only a select inner circle was privy to the man behind Camelot.

In Johnny, We Hardly Knew Ye, Kenneth P. O’Donnell and David F. Powers, two members of Kennedy’s “Irish Mafia,” give an unflinching, honest, and intimate portrayal of the Kennedy family and JFK’s presidency. As they recount Kennedy’s journey from his charismatic first campaign for Congress to his rapid rise to national standing, culminating on a November day in Texas, O’Donnell and Powers reveal the inner workings of a leader still mourned today.
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Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye - Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While goin' the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While goin' the road to sweet Athy A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye A doleful damsel I heard cry, Johnny I hardly knew ye. Where are the eyes that looked so mild, hurroo, hurroo Where are the eyes that looked so mild, hurroo, hurroo Where are the eyes that looked so mild When my poor heart you first beguiled Why did ye run from me and the child Johnny, I hardly knew ye. Where are the legs with which you run, hurroo, hurroo Where are the legs with which you run, hurroo, hurroo Where are the legs with which you run When first you went to carry a gun Indeed your dancing days are done Johnny, I hardly knew ye.
Kenneth P. O'Donnell

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya – powerful anti-war song

Kennedy aides David F. Powers and Kenneth P. O'Donnell in collaboration with journalist Joe McCarthy. The song exists in many forms, some of them satirical two are provided below. Library nara. Where are your eyes that looked so mild? Why did you run from me and the child?

Dropkick Murphys version Videos Lyrics and chords. It sets out the horrors of war as a way of ensuring that young Irishmen would never be sent to fight in British wars again. Although Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya is an Irish song, it transcends national boundaries and has become popular all over the world. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya begins with the singer describing how he chanced upon a heartbroken young woman one day while he was travelling on the road to Athy in County Kildare in Ireland. We learn that her lover has been to war where he was almost killed.

As a protest song it transcends national boundaries

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye · The Irish Rovers (English lyrics // español letra)

First published in London in and written by Joseph B. Geoghegan, a prolific English songwriter and successful music hall figure, [1] it remained popular in Britain and Ireland and the United States into the early years of the 20th century. Originally seen as humorous, the song today is considered a powerful anti-war song. Except for an initial framing stanza , the song is a monologue by an Irish woman who meets her former lover on the road to Athy , which is located in County Kildare , Ireland. After their illegitimate child was born, the lover ran away and became a soldier. He was badly disfigured, losing his legs, his arms, his eyes and, in some versions, his nose, in fighting on the island of "Sulloon", or Ceylon now known as Sri Lanka , and will have to be put in or, in some versions, with a bowl to beg. In spite of all this, the woman says, she is happy to see him and will keep him on as her beau.

While on the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While on the road to sweet Athy, hurroo, hurroo While on the road to sweet Athy A stick in me hand and a drop in me eye A doleful damsel I heard cry, Johnny I hardly knew ye. Where are your eyes that look so mild, hurroo, hurroo Where are your eyes that look so mild, hurroo, hurroo Where are your eyes that look so mild When my poor heart you first beguiled Why did ye run from me and the child Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye. Where are your legs with which ye run, hurroo, hurroo Where are your legs with which ye run, hurroo, hurroo Where are your legs with which ye run When first you learned to carry a gun Indeed your dancing days are done Oh Johnny, I hardly knew ye. I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home All from the island of Sulloon So low in flesh, so high in bone Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye. Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg, hurroo, hurroo Ye haven't an arm, ye haven't a leg Ye're an armless, boneless, chickenless egg Ye'll be having to put a bowl to beg Oh Johnny I hardly knew ye. I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home, hurroo, hurroo I'm happy for to see ye home All from the island of Ceylon; So low in the flesh, so high in the boon.

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  1. Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye is a popular traditional song, sung to the same tune as " When Johnny Comes Marching Home". First published in London in and.

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