Me and me chum Johnny Riley, song

Frankie Nash, singing in English
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Me and me chum Johnny Riley, song  (One day as we went out for a walk …)

Written by Newfoundland songwriter Johnny Burke (“The Bard of Prescott Street”), this song tells the story of two friends who share everything. While songs about a character named Reilly/Riley are popular in Ireland, England, and throughout North America, this song originates in Newfoundland (Partyka in Narváez 2006:11).