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THE NIGHT I STOLE OLD SAMMY MORGAN'S GIN
(C E SNOW)

Listen folks and I will tell a funny story,
You may think it sad but I was in my glory.
'Twas a cellar I crept in, cobwebs brushing by my chin,
On the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

is a version that my late uncle used to sin
But when I started for the door I went much quicker,
For just up above my head someone jumped right out of bed,
On the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

As I left that cellar believe me, I was liftin',
And the hops from one arm to the other shiftin',
Then I stopped and hauled the plug, sat there till I
drained the jug,
Had my mind all set, no spare drops I was missin'.

Then on my feet I thought I was, but wasn't,
And for roads, I guess I saw about a dozen.
When I reached the old porch door I went smack-o on
the floor,
On the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

I just made one step and landed in the coal-box
Then from off the mantle came a big-ben 'larm clock
But I finally got up-stairs after passing seven bears
'Twas the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

By my bedroom door an owl stood taking tickets
And a monkey stood before me baking biscuits
But the funniest sight of all was two roosters playing
ball
On the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

I saw mice as big as horses washing dishes
As an ape came in the door dressed up in breeches
Then the floor fell on my head as I tried to get in bed
'Twas the night I stole old Sammy Morgan's Gin.

Well, I woke next morning guess 'twas closer evening
And my room 'twas certainly in an awful shape,
Someone else had took my head left an elephant's
there instead
On the morning after drinking Sammy's Gin.

I do have this song on the wonderful Bear Family CD set
of Hank's early Canadian releases. He recorded it in
1947, though it had actually been written prior to his
first session in 1936. I can't tell you how much fun
we had singing this song when were were kids! DR

Copyright C. E Snow
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DR
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