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Old Black Rum

Irish Song Lyrics - Old Black RumAuthor: Great Big Sea

And the old black rum's
got a hold on me
like a dog wrapped 'round my leg
and that old black rum's
got a hold on me
will I live for another day HEY
will I live for another day?

I drank 16 doubles for the price of one
tryin' to find the courage
to talk to the one
I asked her for a dance
not a 2nd glance
my night had just begun
When I drink to the Father and the Holy Ghost
kneeling at the alter
of my nightly post
So I'll raise a glass
not the first or last
come join me in this toast CHORUS

Well the queen of George St
is just walking by
walking on by with some guy who don't care
that she stood in line
since half past nine
and spent 3 hours on her hair
well her friend is looking at me
with an evil grin
I'm afraid a bloody ruction
will soon begin
I must have said something
to the Georgetown queen
and the boys are joining in CHORUS

SO I drank all of my money
and I slept out in the rain
everyday is different
but the nights are all the same
on the old black rum
you'll never see the sun
but you know I'm going
to do it again CHORUS

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