Bandmaster of the Union Army, born in Ireland. In 1883 Gilmore admitted he copied this melody from Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye, an Irish anti-war & anti-press gang song from the early 19th Century, when Irish troops were forced by the British to fight overseas in the far east. Sulloon in the lyrics stands for Ceylon/Sri Lanka.
John Tasker Howard [in The Farmer's Son]
Adam Faith [in film Never Let Go]
Anita Carter [as Johnny, I Hardly Knew You, the original lyrics! (see headnote)]
Clash [in English Civil War from Give 'Em Enough Rope]
Dub Mentor feat. Anna Domino [with lyrics from both Johnny's, including from Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye]