The girls learned the traditional fiddle tune “Johnny Johnny Don’t Get Drunk” in a class they took years ago. It’s a fun peppy little tune that is often played for contra dances.
Traditional Tune Archive has this to say about the tune:
JOHNNY, DON’T COME HOME DRUNK. AKA – “John John Don’t You Come Home Drunk,” “Johnny Don’t Get Drunk,” “Johnny Johnny Don’t Get Drunk,” “Don’t Come Home Drunk Johnny,” “Jimmy Don’t Come Home Drunk.” American, Reel (cut time). USA; Kentucky, Virginia, Missouri, Nebraska. D Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB (Silberberg): AABB (most versions). The melody is known as a Missouri tune and is one of ‘100 essential Missouri tunes’ listed by Missouri fiddler Charlie Walden. However, it is widely disseminated throughout the ‘greater Appalachian’ and Mid-west regions. Some see similarities between this tune and the Irish reel “Miss Monahan/Miss Monaghan’s Reel.” Jeff Titon (2001) believes the tune may have been derived from a temperance song. Source Owen “Snake” Chapman (b. 1919, Kentucky) said he thought he might have learned it after hearing it played on the radio. See also the related “My Wife Died on Saturday Night.”
I hope you enjoyed the tune! I just love knowing it was being played way back in 1919 and that it is still being played in 2022 🙂