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When Johnny comes marching home again
Hurrah! Tra-la!
He's coming by bus or underground
Hurrah! Tra-la!

A woman's eye will shed a tear
To see his face so beaten in fear
It was just around the corner
In the English Civil War

It was still at the stage of clubs and fists
Hurrah! Tra-la!
When a well-known face got beaten to bits
Hurrah! Tra-la!

Your face was blue in the light of the screen
As we watched the speech of an animal scream
The New Party Army
Was marching right over our heads


"There you are, aha, I told you so!"
Tra-la! Hurrah!
Says everybody that we know
Hurrah! Tra-la!

But who hid a radio under the stairs
And who got caught out on their unawares?
New Party Army
Was marching right up the stairs

Johnny come marching home again
Hurrah! Tra-la!
Nobody understands it can happen again
Hurrah! Tra-la!

The sun is shining and the kids are shouting loud
You gotta understand it's shining through a crack in the cloud
The shadows keep falling
When Johnny come marching home

All the girls go
Wooah ohhh wooah ohh!
Get his coffin ready
'Cause Johnny's coming home