My Johnny was a Shoemaker – lyrics and chords

The chords to My Johny was a Shoemaker are presented here in the key of A minor. Use our chord converter to play the song in other keys. The lyrics are about a woman thinking ahead hopefully that her love will return from sea one day to marry her.

 
Am 
My Johnny was a shoemaker and dearly  
G 
he loved  
Am 
me
 
My Johnny was a shoemaker but now he’s  
G 
gone to  
Am 
sea
 
With pitch and  
G 
tar to  
Am 
soil his  
Em 
hands
 
And  
G 
sail across the  
Am 
sea
G 
Am 
 
And  
G 
sail across the  
F 
stor
G 
my 
 
 
Am 
sea.

Videos

Click here for print version

Chord Converterguitar
Our chord converter enables you to play this song in any key.

His jacket was a deep sky blue and curly was his hair
His jacket was a deep sky blue, it was I do declare
For to reef the topsails up again the mast
And sail across the stormy sea
And sail upon the deep blue sea.

Some day he’ll be a captain bold, with a brave and gallant crew
Some day he’ll be a captain bold, with a sword and spy-glass too
And when he has a gallant captain’s sword
He’ll come home and he’ll marry me
He’ll come home and he’ll marry me.

My Johnny was a Shoemaker videos
My Johnny was a Shoemaker lyrics and chords

My Johnny was a Shoemaker lyrics and chords print version

[Am]My Johnny was a shoemaker and dearly [G]he loved [Am]me
My Johnny was a shoemaker but now he’s [G]gone to [Am]sea
With pitch and [G]tar to [Am]soil his [Em]hands
And [G]sail across the [Am]sea[G][Am]
And [G]sail across the [(F]stor[G)]my [Am]sea.

His jacket was a deep sky blue and curly was his hair
His jacket was a deep sky blue, it was I do declare
For to reef the topsails up again the mast
And sail across the stormy sea
And sail upon the deep blue sea.

Some day he’ll be a captain bold, with a brave and gallant crew
Some day he’ll be a captain bold, with a sword and spy-glass too
And when he has a gallant captain’s sword
He’ll come home and he’ll marry me
He’ll come home and he’ll marry me.

My Johnny was a Shoemaker videos
My Johnny was a Shoemaker lyrics and chords

Did you know?


Why does Ireland have such a high percentage of red-haired people compared to the rest of the Western world? Is it from the Celts or could the Vikings be responsible? Find out more.

Have you heard about…

An Irish bride performed beautiful rendition of the song ‘The Prayer’ at her wedding – and returned from her honeymoon to find that the video had gone viral. Find out more.

What about this…

‘The most dangerous woman in America’ – ‘Mother Jones’ was an Irish emigrant who fought for worker’s rights, believing that working men should be able to earn enough money from a hard day’s work to provide for their families. Her efforts landed her in court, where the prosecution labelled her the ‘most dangerous woman in America’. Find out more.

Personalised framed prints

Illuminated Letters

Stunning Illuminated Letters based on the ancient Book of Kells

Copy Protected by Chetan's WP-Copyprotect.