Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Seven Drunken Nights

Seven Drunken Nights
(Traditional Irish Song)
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As I went home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a horse outside the door where my old horse should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that horse outside the door where my old horse should be?
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely sow that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But a saddle on a sow sure I never saw before.
---
And as I went home on Tuesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a coat behind the door where my old coat should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that coat behind the door where my old coat should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a woollen blanket that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But buttons in a blanket sure I never saw before.
---
And as I went home on Wednesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But tobacco in a tin whistle sure I never saw before.
---
And as I went home on Thursday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw two boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns them boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
They're two lovely Geranium pots me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But laces in Geranium pots I never saw before.
---
And as I went home on Friday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a head upon the bed where my old head should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that head upon the bed where my old head should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a baby boy that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But a baby boy with his whiskers on sure I never saw before.
---
And as I went home on Saturday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw two hands upon her breasts where my old hands should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns them hands upon your breasts where my old hands should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely night gown that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But fingers in a night gown sure I never saw before.
---
As I went home on Sunday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a thing in her thing where my old thing should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
Who owns that thing in your thing where my old thing should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred miles or more
But hair on a tin whistle sure I never saw before.

11 comments:

Pingu said...

As I went home on Blogsday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a thing in his blog where an old post should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her: Will you kindly tell to me
What is that thing in the blog where an old post should be
Ah, you're drunk,
you're drunk you silly old fool,
still you can not see
That's a Celtic poem that he found on the web,
Well, it's many a day I've travelled a hundred blogs or more
But boredom on this blog sure I never saw before.

:D

Pingu said...

make the last line

but boredom on this blog sure I never saw ever.

:D

divya said...

monday-reading
tuesday-amused
wedy-still amused
thursday-smiling
friday-hehehe..expected!
satday-whoa baby!!
sunday-gulp...!!!
(rotfl)

yadbhavishya said...
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yadbhavishya said...

porch + zephyr + old friends + drinks + athens + thingummys + this song playing = what else

Aakarsh said...

really (outrageously) funny!

Ragz said...

Wow man its hilariously funny!

HB Pencil said...

I really must thank you for making me laugh so hard. Trust the Irish to come up with something ribald!

Gandaragolaka said...

you should to listen to the song... its so idyllic. Unfortunately, due to beaureaucratic impediments, the song could not be uploaded till now. Hopefully in near future...
(in other words... pray to vidya that he may do it soon!)

yadbhavishya said...

prayers answered...

am a good bloke... eh? aint I?

Random Walker said...

the last man laughing cuz i read the post and listened to the song only today. hope comments dont grow stale with time. thoroughly enjoyable!