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Owlkat Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins (The Dubliners) (4) Lyr Add: SEVEN DEADLY SINS (The Dubliners) 06 Jan 00


Hi hi, So here's the thing.
This song lists only five sins. To whit...

Some say that kissin's a sin
But tell me how can that be true
For kissin' has been in this world
Since the very first day there was two

Now if it wasn't legal then the lawyers they would sue
And the prisons would be full of folk who had a kiss or two
And if they didn't like it then away the girls would run
And if it wasn't plenty then the girl-folk would get none

Now some say that gamblin's a sin
But I'll bet you twenty to one
That gamblin' has been in this world
Since horses and greyhounds could run

And the prisons would be full of folk who made a bet or two

Now some say that swearin's a sin
But where is the man who can tell
For swearin has been in this world
Since the devil was told, "Go to hell"

And the prisons would be full of folk who made a curse or two

Now some say that smokin's a sin
But a pipe now and then is enough
For smokin' has been in this world
Since Adam taught Eve how to puff

And the prisons would be full of folk who had a puff or two

Some say that drinkin's a sin
But a gargle is fine now and then
For drinkin' has been in this world
Forever and ever, amen

And the prisons would be full of folk who had a pint or two

Years ago I got this song off of a Dubliners tape, and I've always wondered what happened to the rest of the sins. Come to think of it, I don't even know what the other sins are. Personally, I never really thought about sin as a kind of thing to worry about. I prefer good old-fashioned Jewish guilt.
So, there you go.
Cheers,
Owl/Mart.




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