#02114
Old Johnny Bucher (Ryan's Fancy) video
#515: YouTube video by quickaccent2006
©2009 ~ Used with permission ~

Now, old Johnny Bucher he lived by himself,
As long as he had perfect health;
Then one day he took himself a wife,
To look after him for the rest of his life.

Singing, I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

Spoken: Watch Your language now!

Now, old Missus Bucher she had a bad leg,
So the doctor ordered her to bed;
Then he said to Johnny and he said to him,
"You have to rub your wife's left leg with gin."

Singing, I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

Now, old Johnny Bucher he thought it was a sin,
To rub his wife's left leg with gin;
So he took the bottle and he poured it down his throttle,
And he rubbed his wife's left leg with the bottle.

Singing, I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

Now, old Johnny Bucher went to workin' one day,
And down by the river he happened to stray;
He fell in and he began to shout,
There was no bugger there for to pull the bugger out.

Singing, I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

Well, the Lord made the bees, the bees made honey,
The Lord made man and man made money;
Well, the Lord made the devil and the devil made sin,
So they'll have to dig a hole for to put the bugger in.

Singing, I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

Spoken: Sing it!

I do believe, I do believe;
Old Johnny Bucher was a gay old bugger,
And a gay old bugger was he.

####.... Author unknown, but probably derived from (Elliott Charles Adnopoz) Ramblin' Jack Elliott's take on Old Johnny Booger, recorded in the 1960s in the clubroom at the Barley Mow Inn, Durham Road, Birtley, County Durham, United Kingdom. ....####
This variant and the video above arranged by Ryan's Fancy and recorded live at The Black Knight Lounge in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Jack Hutchinson and George Taylor (An Irish Night At The Black Knight Lounge, trk#12, 1971, Marathon Music Incorporated, Scarborough, Ontario).

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