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 passerby
Who saw the woman cry (cry)
Wondering how can she work it out
Now she knows that the wages of sin is death, yeah!
Gift of jah is life (life)
She cried: ah-um, I know!
"Johnny was a good man," I know! (never did a thing wrong)
"Johnny was a good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good
Good, good, good man", (Johnny was good man)
She cried

Wo-ooh! woman hold her head and cry
As 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
She complained, then she cry
Oh-ooh-wo-ah, cry (ah-ah), yeah, I know now (ah-ah)
No I know, I know now: (Johnny was a good man)
Said I know, mm-mm-mm-mm-mm (never did a thing wrong)
Ah! ah! (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care, she cried, (never did a thing wrong)
Cease towards the child she bear? (Johnny was a good man)
Wo-ho-ho-ooh! woman cry, woman (never did a thing wrong)
She cried, wo-oh! she cried, yeah! (Johnny was a good man)
Can a woman tender care
Cease towards the child she bear? (never did a thing wrong)
Wo-now, cry! (Johnny was a good man)
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Johnny Was Lyrics

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