Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier

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"Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier" is an English folk song. The lyrics lament the sacrifices that men and women make in going off to war. Men would help by going off to war and women would help by sacrificing men and selling goods to buy military supplies. [1] This folk song was popular throughout the American Revolutionary War. Although we know what it meant its history is very mysterious and unknown.

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The tune and lyrics are very similar to the 17th century Irish tune Siúil A Rún.[2][3]

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