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Jakey's Gin Lyrics

Artist: Great Big Sea
Album: Play

(Traditional - Arr. GBS)

When I was a young man I was let astray
I met with a body down in Logy Bay
We went out in a weather
We wore out our shoes,
And up Kingsway road for a drink or two

CHORUS:
Drink 'er up boys its well after ten
Drink 'er up boys its well after ten

Some people say that the pinky is fine
Others will swear by a drop of moonshine
But as for myself I'm a bottle of each,
mixed in with a gallon of dipper or screech

CHORUS

Its the old shavin' lotion thats made me this way
Sweeter than Pepsi and stronger than tea
And when in the evening when we're feeling fine
We'll stop into Jakey's for icon and shine

CHORUS

Its the old shavin' lotion thats made me this way
Sweeter than Pepsi and stronger than tea
And when in the morning when I'm feeling rough
I curse, ol' Jakey who sold me this stuff

CHORUS (x2)

Oh, whisky you're the devil
You're leading me astray
Over hills and mountains
And to Amerikay
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae
Oh, whisky you're my darling drunk or sober

Comments/Interpretations

by Ned Flanders on 1/4/2011 11:41pm
I loove this song!








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