#00376
Sally MacLennane (The Pogues) video
#376: YouTube video by punkskaTV ©2009
~ Used with permission ~

Well, Jimmy played harmonica in the pub where I was born,
He played it from the night time to the peaceful early morn;
He soothed the souls of psychos and the men who had the horn,
And they all looked very happy in the morning.

But Jimmy didn't like his place in this world of ours,
Where the elephant man broke strong men's necks
When he had too many powers;
So sad to see the grieving of the people that I'm leaving,
And he took the road for God knows in the morning.

We walked him to the station in the rain,
We kissed him as we put him on the train,
And we sang him a song of times long gone,
Though we knew that we'd be seeing him again;
(Far away!) Sad to say I must be on me way,
So buy me beer and whiskey 'cause I'm going far away (far away!)
I'd like to think of me returning when I can,
To the greatest little boozer and to Sally MacLennane.

The years went by and times had changed, I grew to be a man,
I learned to love the virtues of sweet Sally MacLennane;
I took the jeers and drank the beers and crawled back home at dawn,
Ended up a barman in the morning.

I played the pump and took the hump and watered whiskey down,
I talked of whores and horses to the men who drank the brown;
I heard them say that Jimmy's making money far away,
And some people left for heaven without warning.

We walked him to the station in the rain,
We kissed him as we put him on the train,
And we sang him a song of times long gone,
Though we knew that we'd be seeing him again;
(Far away!) Sad to say I must be on me way,
So buy me beer and whiskey 'cause I'm going far away (far away!)
I'd like to think of me returning when I can,
To the greatest little boozer and to Sally MacLennane.

When Jimmy came back home, he was surprised that they were gone,
He asked me all the details of the train that they went on;
Some people they are scared to croak but Jimmy drank until he choked,
He took the road for heaven in the morning.

We walked him to the station in the rain,
And we kissed him as we put him on the train,
And we sang him a song of times long gone,
Though we knew that we'd be seeing him again;
(Far away!) Sad to say I must be on me way,
So buy me beer and whiskey 'cause I'm going far away (far away!)
I'd like to think of me returning when I can,
To the greatest little boozer and to Sally MacLennane.

####.... Shane MacGowan of The Pogues © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing LLC ....####
Recorded by The Pogues (Rum, Sodomy & The Lash, trk#6, 1985, MCA, recorded at Elephant Studios, London, produced by Elvis Costello. Re-released on CD in 2004).

Note from The Story of The Pogues by Carole Clerk published by Omnibus Press and cited in The Independent: "Sally MacLennane is not a lady but a brand of stout beer."



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