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Gently Johnny

(Michelle Mays)
2003
Traditional, and changed a bit by Michelle Mays
He put his hand on my hair
And I said, Do you like it there?

He put his hand on my Lips,
And I said, Do you want a kiss?

Gently Gently,
Gently Johnny,
Gently Johnny, my Jingo

He put his hand on my knee,
And I said, would you like to see?

He put his hand on my thigh.
And I said, would you like to try?

Gently Gently,
Gently Johnny,
Gently Johnny, my Jingo

He put his hand on my Breast,
And I said, would you like the rest?

He put his hand on my Belly,
And I said... would you like to fill me?

Gently Gently,
Gently Johnny,
Gently Johnny, my Jingo

Gently Gently,
Gently Johnny,
Gently Johnny, my Jingo


Credits: Traditional folk, arranged by Michelle Mays. Vocals- Michelle Mays, Amanda Martin, Bass- Rob Volmar, Josiah Tullis, Keys-Ernie Tullis, Drums-Caleb Tullis, Saxophone-Adam Rays, Guitar-Michelle Mays

Written in the 12th century, Gently Johnny is a traditional song about sexuality and pleasure.

Some may wonder why this song is with this collection of my music. The Song is an expression of enjoyment, of pleasure, and indeed, sexuality is an aspect of this wonderful mystery of life! Every song on this CD is a celebration, an acknowledgement of the Sacred. Making love is a sacred and profound aspect of our lives!

I first heard this song when Darragh Nagle performed it around a campfire at an event. I was shocked that anyone would write and perform a song like this! In my shock, I giggled. It must have been hard for Darragh to perform through my giggles! Getting beyond the shock of the song, the song is beautiful. It is no wonder that it has survived for 800 years! I do not believe anyone has ever performed it the way I do it, nor has Gently Johnny, ever in 800 years, been arranged as it is on this CD.. Enjoy!