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    "Boat Train" Lyrics

    The Pogues

    Genre:Ethnic/Folk, Rock
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    I met with Napper Tandy
    And I shook him by the hand
    He said "Hold me up for Chrissake
    For I can hardly stand"
    The most disgraceful journey
    On which I've ever been
    The last time that I travelled on
    The Boat Train

    I had a couple of drinks in town
    A few more at the port
    I puked up on the gangway
    But some kind folks helped me board
    They helped me to a table
    Poured whiskey down my throat
    They sat me at a table
    And I lost my watch and coat

    First we drank some whiskey
    Then we drank some gin
    Then we drank tequila
    I think that's what did me in
    Then we drank some brandy
    And the women had a dance
    The steward then announced
    That we could play the game of "chance"

    We crowded round the table
    With our money in our hands
    I ended up on the other side
    Without a penny in my pants
    I woke up in the toilet
    When we got to Holyhead
    The doors were all a-banging
    And I wished that I was dead

    We got on board the train
    And then we had a drink or two
    Started playing poker
    But the booze ran out at Crewe
    Some people started sleeping
    Others looked for duty free
    Some bastard started singing
    "The little cottage by the Lee"
    He then sang "Paper Roses"
    "Boolavogue" "Eileen Aru"
    Somebody started slagging off
    The Pakis and the Jews

    First I found some whiskey
    Then I found some gin
    I sat down in the corner
    And I read the Daily News
    First I drank the whiskey
    Then I drank the gin
    I tried to make the toilet
    And I broke my fuckin shin
    Next thing that I knew
    I was in London in the rain
    Staggering up the platform
    Off the Boat Train
    This song was submitted on September 16th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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