Shule, shule, shule-a-roo, Shule-a-rak-
shak, shule-a-ba-ba-coo.

When I saw my Sally Babby Beal, come bibble
in the boo shy Lorey.

Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill who could
blame me, cry my fill

Every tear would turn a mill, Johnny's gone
for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule-a-roo, Shule-a-rak-
shak, shule-a-ba-ba-coo.

When I saw my Sally Babby Beal, come bibble
in the boo shy Lorey.

I sold my flax, I sold my wheel, to buy my
love a sword of steel

So it in battle he might wield, Johnny's
gone for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule-a-roo, Shule-a-rak-
shak, shule-a-ba-ba-coo.

When I saw my Sally Babby Beal, come bibble
in the boo shy Lorey.

Oh my baby, oh, my love, gone the rainbow,
gone the dove.

Your father was my only love Johnny's gone
for a soldier.

Shule, shule, shule-a-roo, Shule-a-rak-
shak, shule-a-ba-ba-coo.

When I saw my Sally Babby Beal, come bibble
in the boo shy Lorey.