“Johnson Boys (II)”


Description of the Johnson boys, who were boys of honor and DID know how to court; song describes their heroic service to the Confederacy as scouts: "When the Yankees saw them coming, They throw down their guns and hide."


This is an anti-parody, I guess -- a serious takeoff on a song that was originally humorous. - PJS

And if it describes actual people, I have been unable to determine who they are. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 155, "Johnson Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CSW155


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964
Keywords: Civilwar family soldier