Mudcat Café message #2541931 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2332   Message #2541931
Posted By: GUEST,John, Toronto.
18-Jan-09 - 01:37 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Let Her Sleep Under the Bar / Lady in Red
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Let Her Sleep Under the Bar / Lady in Red
A friend of mine was in the R.C.A.F. and his version was similar to some of the others but after many an ale an argument we settled on this ( by no means correct ) revised version.


Twas a cold winter's evening, the guests were all leaving,
And Clancy was closing the bar,
When he turned and he said to the lady in red,
"Get out! You can't stay where you are!"
She shed a sad tear in her bucket of beer
as she thought of the cold night ahead,
When a gentleman dapper stepped out of the crapper
and these are the words that he said:

"Her mother never told her the things a young girl should know.
About the ways and wares of big city men
and how they come and go
Now age has taken her beauty, and sin has left its sad scar;
Now remember your mother and sisters ( said to everyone )
So be a good fellow O'leary and let her sleep under your bar." ( and here you get everyone to join in the plea)