Album: Library of Congress recording (1934)
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  • l It's a long John
    He's a long gone
    Like a turkey through the corn
    Through the long corn

    Well my John said
    In the ten chap ten
    "If a man die
    He will live again"
    Well they crucified Jesus
    And they nailed him to the cross
    Sister Mary cried
    "My child is lost!"

    Well long John
    He's long gone
    He's long gone
    Mister John John
    Old Big-eye John
    Oh John John
    It's a long John

    Says-uh: "Come on gal
    And-uh shut that do'"
    Says "The dogs is comin'
    And I've got to go"

    It's a long John
    He's long gone
    It's a long John
    He's a long gone

    "Well-a two three minutes
    Let me catch my win'
    In-a two three minutes
    I'm gone again"

    He's long John
    He's long gone
    He's long gone
    He's long gone

    Well my John said
    Just before he did
    "Well I'm goin' home
    See Mary Lid"

    He's John John
    Old John John
    With his long clothes on
    Just a-skippin' through the corn

    Well my John said
    On the fourth day
    Well to "tell my rider
    That I'm on my way"

    He's long gone
    He's long gone
    He's long gone
    It's a long John

    "Gonna call this summer
    Ain't gon' call no mo'
    If I call next summer
    Be in Baltimore"
    He's long gone Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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