Shane MacGowan & The Popes

Shane MacGowan and the Popes - The Song With No Name

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November 1994 - ZANG60CD 4509-98786-2 (ZTT Records)

TRACK LIST

01 |
 Song With No Name
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 Nancy Whiskey
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 Cracklin' Rosie
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Lyrics

Long years ago I fell in love
With a lady proud and fair
So passionate were she and I
We made fire in the air
I loved her more than life itself
She loved me just the same
And it broke my heart
To think we'd part if she ended the affair

But I was brutal, I was ignorant
I was cruel I was brash
I never gave a damn about
The beauty that I smashed
No sadist I, I took delight
In making my Love cry
Now I'd pray for a single kiss from her
To be lashed and crucified

And now I feel this lady fair
Can never more be mine
Long gone are night in my lonely bed
All suffering and crying
And though I fear that through this life
She'll only call me friend
'Till I'm dead and buried in my grave
My Love will never end
As I went down through Glasgow city
Just to see what I might spy
What should I see but Nancy Whiskey
A playful twinkle in her eye

Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh

I bought her, I drank her, I had another
Ran out of money, so I did steal
She ran me ragged, Nancy Whiskey
For seven years, a rollin' wheel

Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh

The more I held her, the more I loved her
Nancy had her spell on me
All I knew was lovely Nancy
The things I needed I could not see

Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh

As I awoke to slake my thirst
As I tried crawling from my bed
I fell down flat, I could not stagger
Nancy had me by the legs

Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh

Come on landlandy, what's the owing
Tell me what there is to pay
Fifteen shillings that's the reckoning
Now pay me quickly and go away

Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Whiskey
Whiskey, Whiskey, Nancy Ohh
Cracklin' Rosie get on board
We gonna ride till there ain't no more to go
Takin' it slow, lord don't you know
I had me a time with a poor man's lady yeah!

Hitchin' on a twilight train
Ain't nothing here I'd care to take along
'Cept maybe a song to sing when I want
Don't say please to no man for a happy tune

Oh I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
You and me we go in style
Cracklin' Rose you're a store bought woman
You got me like a guitar humin'
Hang on girl,
Our song keeps runnin' on,
Play it now, play it now, play it now my baby

Oh I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
Oh, you know we go in style
Cracklin' Rose you're a store bought woman
You got me like a guitar humin'
Hang on girl,
Our song keeps runnin' on,
Play it now, play it now, play it now my baby

Cracklin' Rosie make me smile
And girl well, if it lasts for an hour, well that's all right
'Cause we got all night to set the world right
Find us a dream that don't ask no questions yeah!

Oh I love my Rosie child
You got the way to make me happy
Oh you know we go in style
Cracklin' Rose you're a store bought woman
You got me singing like a guitar humin'
Hang on girl,
'Cause our song keeps runnin' on,
Play it now, play it now, play it now my baby