I love this song,recorded by the superb Dubanton and Laudat on their gorgeous last cd(some of the best and most subtle rhythm playing you'll ever hear)Anyone know who made it famous originally??
Its attributed to the great chanson composer Francis Larmarque who also wrote one of my all time faves "A Paris" sung by Yves Montand (with fantastic djangoesque gtr from henri Crolla)
Curiously though, the melody of "Johnny" is identical to the Sinti song "Men a devla" recorded in the early 70's by Hans 'che Weiss;which came first??
Wondering whether this is another example of 'popular' composers 'borrowing' from the gypsies ala "Those were the days" and "Feelings"????