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Seven Drunken Nights (The Dubliners) tabs, videos

This is one of seven versions we have of a song which seems to have been originally titled "Our Goodman".

See also: Five Drunk Nights (English Traditional)
And also: Seven Drunken Nights (Traditional #1)
And also: Seven Drunken Nights (Traditional #2)
And also: Seven Drunken Nites (Joan Morrissey)
And also: Shickered As He Could Be (Eng Traditional)
And also: The Traveler (English Traditional)
#343 YouTube video by darrin42 ©2006
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Oh, as I went home on Monday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a horse outside the door where my ould horse should be;
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that horse outside the door where my ould horse should be?

Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, still you cannot see,
That's a lovely sow that me mother sent to me;
Well, it's many a day I travelled a hundred miles or more,
But a saddle on a sow sure I never saw before.

And as I went home on Tuesday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a coat behind the door where my ould coat should be;
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that coat behind the door where my ould coat should be?

Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, still you cannot see,
That's a woollen blanket that me mother sent to me;
Well, it's many a day I travelled a hundred miles or more,
But buttons in a blanket sure I never saw before.

And as I went home on Wednesday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a pipe upon the chair where my ould pipe should be;
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that pipe upon the chair where my ould pipe should be?

Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, still you cannot see,
That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me;
Well, it's many a day I travelled a hundred miles or more,
But tobacco in a tin whistle sure I never saw before.

As I went home on Thursday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw two boots beneath the bed where my ould boots should be;
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns them boots beneath the bed where my ould boots should be?

Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, still you cannot see,
They're two lovely geranium pots me mother sent to me;
Well, it's many a day I travelled a hundred miles or more,
But laces in geranium pots I never saw before.

And as I went home on Friday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I saw a head upon the bed where my ould head should be;
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, will you kindly tell to me,
Who owns that head upon the bed where my ould head should be?

Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, still you cannot see,
That's a baby boy that me mother sent to me;
Well, it's many a day I travelled a hundred miles or more,
But a baby boy with his whiskers on sure I never saw before.

####.... Author unknown. Variant of an 18th-century English traditional ballad, Four Nights Drunk (Child Ballad #274) The English And Scottish Popular Ballads (1882-1898) edited by Francis James Child [1825-1896] (Dover, 1965) ....####
This variant recorded by The Dubliners (A Drop Of The Hard Stuff, 1967; Live At Albert Hall, 1969; A Drop Of The Dubliners, 1969; Dubliners Live, 1977; 15 Years On, 1977; 21 Years On, 1983; Live In Carré, 1983; Dubliners Dublin, 1988; 40 Years, 2002.

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The video below features an unexpurgated guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St Mary on the Isle of Man.

#831 YouTube video by threelegsoman ©2006
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All tabs have been contributed by visitors to this site and represent their interpretation of the tune. We are unable to verify their accuracy.

[C] As I went home on Monday night, as drunk as drunk could be,
I [F] saw a horse outside the door where [C] my ould [F] horse should be.
Well, I [C] called my wife and I said to her: Will you [F] kindly tell to me,
Who [C] owns that horse outside the d- [F] oor where [G7] my old horse should [C] be?

Ah, you're [C] drunk, you're drunk, you silly ould fool, and still you cannot see,
That's the lovely sow that my [F] mother had [G7] given to [C] me.
Well, it's [C] many a-day I travelled, a hundred miles and more,
But a saddle on a sow sure I [G7] never saw be- [C] fore.


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