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Thread #2157   Message #723103
Posted By: GUEST,ozmacca
04-Jun-02 - 06:40 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Cod Liver Oil
Subject: RE: Cod Liver Oil
Heh, JimI, Ah mind o' ratt song (well, some of it anyway) but don't know if it his or McGinn's. Either way, it was another long time favourite in a lot of the clubs, depending on where you were of course....... but unfortunately these days it needs a fair bit of explanation before you can sing it - at least out here it does. Especially the bit about "...Parkheid is their new Jerusalem, and Jock Stein's a latter-day Christ..." there's usually a general issue of blank looks all round.

As far as correct words go, most of that sort of song used to change a fair bit anyway, as the performers added a wee twist here and there, so I don't think anyobody can claim to have the definitive version, unless sworn to by the original composer on a stack of pints o' heavy that high.