When Johnny Comes Marching Home

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When Johnny Comes Marching Home (1863) was embraced by both the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War. It was written by Patrick Gilmore, published under his pseudonym, Louis Lambert.
An illustration for the story When Johnny Comes Marching Home by the author Patrick Gilmore
Broadside, New York, 1863
An illustration for the story When Johnny Comes Marching Home by the author Patrick Gilmore
Broadside, New York, 1863
An illustration for the story When Johnny Comes Marching Home by the author Patrick Gilmore
When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.
The old church bell will peal with joy
Hurrah! Hurrah!
To welcome home our darling boy,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The village lads and lassies say
With roses they will strew the way,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.
Get ready for the Jubilee,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We'll give the hero three times three,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The laurel wreath is ready now
To place upon his loyal brow
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.
Let love and friendship on that day,
Hurrah, hurrah!
Their choicest pleasures then display,
Hurrah, hurrah!
And let each one perform some part,
To fill with joy the warrior's heart,
And we'll all feel gay
When Johnny comes marching home.

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