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The Rum Runners Song (The Landsmen)

Here we come with another load of rum,
The Larkspur's lying low tonight again;
No taxes we will pay for our smoke and drink today,
We'll be home again before the morning sun.

Once or twice a year we head out to get our cheer,
To the island we all call our second home;
We weigh anchor before light
and make it back at night,
With the moonlight dancing softly on the foam.

Here we come with another load of rum,
The Larkspur's lying low tonight again;
No taxes we will pay for our smoke and drink today,
We'll be home again before the morning sun.

Under cover of the night,
we try to get our orders right,
Many late night knocks upon the door;
Need a bottle or a can? Perfume from another land?
We bring it all when we come in to shore.

Here we come with another load of rum,
The Larkspur's lying low tonight again;
No taxes we will pay for our smoke and drink today,
We'll be home again before the morning sun.

Now there's medicine for Gran,
she drinks it when she can,
To keep the bloody rheumatoid away;
Now she's dancing on the floor,
pretty good for ninety-four,
She just loves to hear us when we say:

Here we come with another load of rum,
The Larkspur's lying low tonight again;
No taxes we will pay for our smoke and drink today,
We'll be home again before the morning sun.

####.... George T Keeping of The Landsmen (One For All, 2004) ....####

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