Bobby Bare John Hardy Lyrics

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CD 1
  • 1 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad (I Ain't Going to Be Treated This Way)
  • 2 John Hardy
  • 3 Boll Weevil
  • 4 Farewell Angelina
  • 5 House of the Rising Sun
  • 6 Lookout Mountain
  • 7 I Was Drunk
  • 8 I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 I Was a Young Man Once
  • 11 Banks of the Ohio
  • 12 Shenandoah
  • 13 Woody
  • 14 Tennesse Stud
  • 15 Tom Dooley
  • 16 The Devil and Billy Markham
  • John Hardy here was a desperate little man
    Carried two guns every day
    He shot a man on the West Virginia line
    And I’ve seen John Hardy getting away oh boy
    I’ve seen John Hardy getting away

    And John Hardy went to the Keystone bridge
    He thought that he was free
    Upstepped the deputy and he caught him by the arm

    He said: John Hardy come and go with me oh boy
    John Hardy come and go with me
    John Hardy come and go with me oh boy
    John Hardy come and go with me

    John Hardy had a mother and a dad
    Get down to come and go as bad
    There was no bell for the murdering man

    They chased John Hardy back in jail oh boy
    They chased John Hardy back in jail
    They chased John Hardy back in jail oh boy
    They chased John Hardy back in jail

    That John Hardy had a pretty little wife
    Dressed like she wore the blue
    She came to the jailhouse with a loud loud shout

    John Hardy I’ve been true to you oh boy
    John Hardy I’ve been true to you
    Yes, Johnny I’ve been true to you oh boy
    Johnny I’ve been true to you

    John Hardy, he was standing in his cell
    With tears rolling down his eyes
    Been at the death of many poor men

    Now I’m ready to die oh boy
    Now I’m ready to die
    Now I’m ready to die oh boy
    Now I’m ready to die

    Been to the east, I’ve been to the west
    I’ve been the whole world around
    Been to the river and I’ve been baptized

    Take me to my hanging ground, Lord, Lord
    Take me to my hanging ground

    And John Hardy walked out on the sky full high
    Pretty little wife by his side
    And the last word she heard for John old sake

    I’ll meet now sweet, bye, bye, love, love
    Meet now sweet, bye, bye, love, love

    Written by: Huddie Ledbetter
    Lyrics © T.R.O. INC.

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