Johnny Is Mad
DESCRIPTION: "Johnny is mad and I am glad, And I know what will please him, A (bottle of wine to make him shine/bottle of ink to make him stink/drink), and (Mary Jones) to squeeze him."
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad drink love
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sackett/Koch-KansasFolklore, p. 119, "(Johnny's mad and I am glad)" (2 texts)
NOTES [29 words]: Roud lumps this with "The Devil Is Mad" family, and I'll allow that it might come from the same roots, but this feels sufficiently different to me that I have split them. - RBW
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