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Song: Hanging Johnny
They call me Hanging Johnny
away, boys, away,
they say I hang for money
so hang boys hang.

At first I hanged me mother
away, boys, away,
Me sister an' me brother
so hang boys hang.

I hanged me sister Sally
away, boys, away,
I hanged the whole damn family
so hang boys hang.

An' then I hanged me granny
away, boys, away,
I hanged her up quite canny
so hang boys hang.

I'd hang the mate and skippers
away, boys, away,
I'd hang them by their flippers
so hang boys hang.

I'd hang a ruddy copper
away, boys, away,
I'd give him the long dropper
so hang boys hang.

A rope, a beam, a ladder
away, boys, away,
I'd hang yer all together
so hang boys hang.

They say I hang for money
away, boys, away,
but hangin' is bloody funny
so hang boys hang.


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