The Pogues Singles

The Pogues - Honky Tonk Women

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November 1991 - WEA Records

TRACK LIST

01 |
 Honky Tonk Women
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02 |
 Curse of Love
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03 |
 Infinity
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04 |
 The Parting Glass
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Lyrics

I met a gin-soaked barroom queen in memphis,
She tried to take me upstairs for a ride.
She had to heave me right across her shoulder,
Cause I just can't seem to drink you off my mind.

It's the honky tonk women,
That gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.

I laid a divorcee in new york city,
I had to put up some kind of a fight.
The lady, then she covered me in roses,
She blew my nose and then she blew my mind.

It's the honky tonk women,
That gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
It's the honky tonk women,
That gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
It's the honky tonk women,
That gimme, gimme, gimme the honky tonk blues.
I've seen those signs a million times
The chill that clouds your eyes
The light that shines black as a coal
Deep down in the mind
And I'm hungry, and I'm dying of thirst
Just suffering from a lover's curse
I'll turn to stone, let the rivers flow,
And wash me to the sea
The curse of love is hanging over me

I've walked the line, stood by your side,
I've kept you company
And all those times you felt like crying,
I've held you close to me
Now someone's put a spell on me,
All my worst dreams are coming true
I'll turn to stone, let the rivers flow,
And wash me to the sea

The curse of love is hanging over me
The curse of love is hanging...
Over me

Around the tent, the storm was raging,
The gypsy's eyes were wild and blazing
Should have listened when she said
You'd slip away from me

The bottle's empty, I've drunk it dry,
And still I feel the pain
Well, all we've had is lost now,
Like teardrops in the rain
The night is long, I'm tired and weary,
But I don't know where this road will lead me,
I'll turn to stone, let the rivers flow,
And wash me to the sea

The curse of love is hanging over me
The curse of love is hanging...
Over me
Now I'd like to tell you what your smile was for
And I loved you from the moment that you walked in that door
And I knew that I'd seen you before
Some other time
Some other place
Some other time
Some other place

Now I'd like to tell you 'bout your pretty face
And you know that you're a gift to the human race
My happiness is that smile on your face
Musta been now
Some other time
Some other place
Some other time
Some other place

When I get out of space with you
And the skies turn purple and the moon is blue
And I know I've been with you before
Some other time
Some other place
Some other time
Some other place
Some other place
Some other time
Some other place
Some other time
Some other place
Of all the money that e'er I spent
I've spent it in good company
And all the harm that ever I did
Alas it was to none but me
And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

If I had money enough to spend
And leisure to sit awhile
There is a fair maid in the town
That sorely has my heart beguiled
Her rosy cheeks and ruby lips
I own she has my heart enthralled
So fill to me the parting glass
Good night and joy be with you all

Oh, all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay
But since it falls unto my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Good night and joy be with you all