Lost John
by Lonnie Donegan's Skiffle Group
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Song Meaning
Verse 1
Ha!
Verse 2
This here's a story about, Lost John
Lost John done flew the coop!
Verse 3
Hee!
Verse 4
How many long gone?
Verse 5
Lost John standin' by the railroad track
Waitin' for the freight train to come back
Freight train came back and never made no stop
Lost John thought he'd have to ride on top
Verse 6
Well, he's long, long, long gone (woo-yeah)
And he's long, long, long gone
Verse 7
Yeah, lost John came into the country woman's house
Sat down there as quiet, just as quiet as a mouse
She said, 'Now Mister Lost John, be my friend
Be my friend up until the end.'
Verse 8
Well ('cause) he's long, long, long gone
(Well, l'm talkin' 'bout it)
Now he's long, long, long gone
(Yeah, came into the country woman's house)
Verse 9
Lost John came into a country woman's house
Sat there as quiet, quiet as a mouse
Said, 'Mister Lost John be my friend
Be my friend until the end.'
Verse 10
Well, I'm long, long, long gone
Well, I'm (he's) long, long, long gone
Verse 11
Yeah, she said
'Lost John a-don't you have no fear
I'm sending for the porter, gonna buy some beer'
He said, 'Now woman don't you buy no beer
The cop's is on my trail and-a soon be here'
Verse 12
Well, I'm long, long, long gone
(Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Well, he's long, long, long gone
Verse 13
(Makin' a pair of shoes of his own)
Verse 14
Well, they caught Lost John
Put 'em in the pen
Summer break and gone
And now he's out again
Verse 15
If anybody asks you
Who sung this song
Tell 'em Lonnie Donegan
Been 'ere and gone
Verse 16
Well, he's long, long, long gone (ooone)
Well, he's long, long, long gone (one more time, ah)
Verse 17
Well, he's long, long, long gone
(He's goin', he's goin')
Well he's long, long, (long) gone
Verse 18
(Bib-idy-ba-ba-ba-ba-baah)
Verse 19
Hey, baby!
(Thank you)
Thank you!
Verse 20
Oh yeah, Mike (yeah)
Verse 21
VM: Thankyou very much.
Now we would like to have a surprise for you tonight
I'd like to bring on a friend of mine from way back, Dr John
Verse 22
Yeah.
Verse 23
We're gonna do this-a, we're gonna do this song
That was written by a, while back by this-a British-a trumpet player/guitarist
Ken Colyer
Verse 24
(Yeah, that's the man)
Verse 25
Goes like this
Verse 26
One, okay
One

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Writer(s):Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, EB MUSIC SERVICES
Copyright: LONNIE DONEGAN, VAN MORRISON



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