Johnny, come down to hilo
I newer seen the like, since I bin born
A big back sailer wid his sea-boots on
Johnny come down to hilo,
oh poor old man,
Oh! wake her, Oh! shake her,
Oh! wake dat girl with the blue dress on!
oh, Johnny come down to Hilo,
Poor old man.
I love a little gal across the sea
She's a 'Badian beauty' an' she sez to me
Wuz you ever down in Mobile Bay
A-screwin' cotton for a dollar a day?
Did you ever see the ol' plantation boss, ....
An' his long-tailed filly, an' his big, black hoss?
Oh, go fetch me down me riding cane,
for I'm off to see my sweetheart Jane
Oh, sally in the garden, pickin' peas,
An' the hair of her head hangin'down to her knees