Jakeys Gin

Great Big Sea

 When I was a young man I was led astray
 I met with a buddy down in Logy Bay
 we went out in all weather,
 we wore out our shoes,
 goin' up Kingsbridge road for a drink o' Booze

 Drink her up, boys! it's well after ten
 Drink her up, boys! it's well after ten

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some people say that the Pinky is fine
others will swear by a drop of moonshine
but as for myself I've a bottle of each
mixed in with a gallon of dipper and screech


It's the old shaving lotion thats made me this way
sweeter than Pepsi and stronger then tea
and when in the evening when we're feeling fine
we stop into Jakey's for icons and 'shine


It's the old shaving lotion that's made me this way
sweeter then pepsi an' stronger than tea
and when in the morning when I'm feelin' rough
I curse old Jakey who sold me this stuff

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"Take a two-four out the door!"


Ah,whiskey you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray
over hills and mountains and to Americay
you're nicer, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tea
oh, whiskey you're me darlin' drunk or sober

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