Song facts: “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a traditional song originating from the American Civil War that portrays a person’s longing for their family and friends to return home from war. The tune for “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” comes from a drinking song called “Johnny Fill Up The Bowl”.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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When Johnny comes marching home again
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Hurrah! Hurrah!
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We'll give him a hearty welcome then, 
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Hurrah! Hurrah!
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The men will cheer and the boys will shout
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The ladies they will all turn out
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And we'll all feel gay
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When Johnny comes marching home

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