Johnny Was [DVD]
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Verse 1
Woman hold her head and cry
'Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died
From a stray bullet
Verse 2
Woman hold her head and cry
Accompanying her was a passerby, who
Saw the woman cry
Verse 3
Wondering, can she work it out?
Now she knows that the wages of sin is death
The gift of God is life
Verse 4
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Johnny was a good man
Oh, yeah
Verse 5
Woman hold her head and cry
'Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died
Just because of the system
Verse 6
Woman hold her head and cry
Comforting her, I was passing by and I
I saw the woman cry
Verse 7
She cried, oh, oh
Oh, oh, Johnny was a good man
He never did a thing wrong, no
Verse 8
Take it down
Verse 9
Johnny went out on a Saturday night
He never hurt anybody, never started no bar room fight
Johnny never did nobody no wrong
He never hurt anybody never-ever-ever-ever, johnny was a good man
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, yeah-yeah
Verse 10
Johnny was a good
Johnny was a good man, I tell ya
Johnny was a good man
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny was a good man, yeah
Verse 11
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny was a good man, hey
Verse 12
On a top-floor flat in the middle of the night
There's a man with rifle and Johnny in his sight
I said oh no-no-no-no-no-no
We can't let that kind of thing happen here no more
Oh, no
Verse 13
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, yeah
Verse 14
A single shot rings out in a Belfast night and I said oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Oh-oh
Verse 15
Johnny was a good man
Johnny was a good man
Johnny was a good man
Johnny was a good man, said
Verse 16
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, hey, hey
Verse 17
Can a woman's tender care
Cease towards the child she bears, oh-oh?
Verse 18
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, Johnny, hey, hey, yeah!
Verse 19
Too many Johnnies, too many Johnnies
Too many Johnnies, somebody care
I care!

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Writer(s):Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, CAYMAN MUSIC OBO BSI ENTERPRISES
Copyright: BOB MARLEY



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