#02049
Old St John's (Siochána)

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

Well, I started at O'Reilly's,
then down to Bridie Molloy's,
Went on down to Trapper's
and met up with all the boys;
We lifted the drinks up one by one
and how we watched them fall,
So not to leave together
and have the grandest time of all.

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

Now the barmaid kept us going,
she kept us well supplied,
We drank unto our hearts' content,
but could not drink her dry;
And Lord, perhaps you can tell me,
how could I be so wrong,
Be out here with all my friends
and dancin' singin' songs?

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

Well, I don't remember much at all
that happened late last night,
I do remember stumblin' home
in the early mornin' light;
Now, old Sam, that old man,
I must have done him wrong,
Left me down here on my knees,
prayin' to the porcelain gods!

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

Well, old St John's is sinkin',
I think I'm gonna swim,
Be half an hour in heaven
'fore the devil knows I'm dead;
I said it once. I said it twice.
I'll say it once again,
O'Leary, play the bagpipe,
let the party here begin.

####.... Jeff Greene ....####
Recorded by Siochána (Siochána On Our Own - Live At Bridie Molloy's, St John's, NL, 2005).
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