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GUEST,Gerry Origins: Boozing (23) RE: Origins: Boozing 07 Sep 19


For the record, here are the verses as given in the liner notes to the Roberts & Barrand album that has been mentioned before:

Now what are the joys of a single young man?
Why, boozing, bloody well boozing.
And what is he doing whenever he can?
Why, boozing, bloody well boozing.
You may think I'm wrong or you may think I'm right,
I'm not going to argue, I know you can fight,
But what do you think we are doing tonight?
Why, boozing, bloody well boozing.

And what are the joys of a poor married man?
And what is he doing whenever he can?
He comes home at night, and he gives his wife all,
He goes out a-shopping, makes many a call.
But what brings him home hanging onto the wall?

And what do the Moral Majority run down?
And what are they banning in every town?
They go on TV, they rave and they shout,
They shout about things they know nothing about.
But what are they doing when the lights are turned out?

The "Moral Majority" reference only dates back to the late 1970s.


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