Johnny Was
Ky-Mani Marley Lyrics


Woman hold her head and cry
Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died
From a stray bullet

Woman hold her head and cry
Explaining to her was a passer-by
Who saw the woman cry

Wondering can she work it out
Now she knows that the wages of sin is death
The gift of God is life

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Johnny was a good man
Oh yeah

Woman hold her head and cry
Cause her son had been shot down in the street and died
Just because of the system

Woman hold her head and cry
Comforting her I was passing by
And I saw the woman cry

She cried, oh, oh, oh, oh
Johnny was a good man
Never did a thing wrong

Take it down

Johnny went out on a Saturday night
Never hurt anybody never started no bar room fight
Johnny never did nobody no wrong
Never hurt anybody never hurt anybody
Johnny was a good man
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...

Johnny was a good man
(Repeat)

In a top floor flat in the middle of the night
There's a man with rifle and Johnny in his sight,
I said oh no, we can't let that kind of thing happen here nomore
Oh no
Johnny, Johnny, Johnny...

A single shot rings out in a Belfast night and I said oh
Johnny was a good man

Can a woman's tender care
Cease towards the child she bears

Johnny (Repeat)

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Comments from YouTube:

Sean C. Harrison

If there were ever a favourite Bob Marley song, unreservedly, this is it. I had so much pleasure singing this song at the Edna Manley College, I can't even describe my joy at the time.

Juçara Santana

Acabei de ouvir na voz linda e violão com Skip marley

Chris Judah

Great music

Juçara Santana

Gostaria de ver um dueto entre vocês, lindos markey, kymani e Skip marley com essa música. Minha sugestão. Jjs

Yansley Jean Francois

Johnny was is the best of marley

Jakarta Indonesia

I N D O N E S I A

Sean C. Harrison

More views please!!!!!

Matthew Sands

I wish Kymani used a real band for these covers. His voice is great but the music sounds like cheap shit knock off backing track done on a keyboard

FlashxSounds

Yes bro

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