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Johnny Walker’s Whiskey
Mikey Kelleher
Quilty and Depford, London
Recorded in London, 1977

Carroll Mackenzie Collection

 

Mikey Kelleher

When I grew up and started to hop,
I soon made out the whiskey shop.
And every day took a couple of drops
Of Johnny Walker’s Whiskey.
Toora loora loora lu; toora laddy loora lu,
Toora laddy loora lu, it’s Johnny Walker’s Whiskey.

When the farmer want to get in his hay
The devil the man he’d get that day.
He’d gouge around and shout, ‘Hurray!
I have an old jar of whiskey.’
Toora loora loora lu; toora laddy loora lu,
Toora loora loora lu, it’s Johnny Walker’s Whiskey.

When the farmer went up to the golden gate
There he didn’t get long to wait.
Up to St Peter he offered the treat
And here’s an old jar of the whiskey.
Toora loora loora lu; toora laddy loora lu,
Toora loora loora lu, it’s Johnny Walker’s Whiskey.

St Peter looked at him and did say:
‘My old farmer you get on your way.
Go down again and save your hay,
And forget about Walker’s Whiskey.’
Toora loora loora lu; toora laddy loora lu,
Toora loora loora lu, it’s Johnny Walker’s Whiskey.


"One of the many songs on alcoholic drink; we’ve never come across it before and there’s no trace of it in any of the collections."
Jim Carroll

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