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A Drink For My Father (Evans and Doherty)

Come sit down beside me and take up your cup,
And we'll finish this bottle of cheer;
If you don't help me drink it, I'll turn belly up,
And they'll carry me out of here.

A drink for my father and one for my son,
A drink for my own self makes three;
It's a long life ahead us and what be the good,
If we can't share a friend's company.

Let's count up our blessings and toast to each other,
There's no two as lucky as we;
They may throw us in jail for the rest of our lives,
But tonight we'll be lucky and free.

A drink for my father and one for my son,
A drink for my own self makes three;
It's a long life ahead us and what be the good,
If we can't share a friend's company.

Now how 'bout a verse for the maidens we love,
They're the best things we have in our lives;
Well, let's not only sing of the women we love,
Let's sing out a song for our wives.

A drink for my father and one for my son,
A drink for my own self makes three;
It's a long life ahead us and what be the good,
If we can't share a friend's company.

Now some day we'll sleep in the cold hard ground,
When the good Lord decides it should be;
So put in my box a mug and a crock,
And Saint Peter can drink with me.

A drink for my father and one for my son,
A drink for my own self makes three;
It's a long life ahead us and what be the good,
If we can't share a friend's company.

####.... Bob Quinn wrote this song specifically for Evans and Doherty ....####
Recorded by Evans and Doherty (Road Not Taken, 1991; Galway To Graceland, 1997).


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