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fulurum Lyr Req: 200 Year Old Alcoholic (23) Lyr Add: THE 200-YEAR-OLD ALCOHOLIC (Liam Clancy) 27 Jan 00


CHORUS: Oh, it’s never to late to start living,
To get out and have some fun.
The sun will just as shiny in the morning
As the first day the world begun.

When I was eighty, I started smoking. Took to drinking at eighty-five.
At ninety, I started courting. Thank God that I was alive!
Ninety-five saw me in business, determined to rake in a pile.
At a hundred, I made my first million—Whoopee!—and I started living in style. (CHORUS).

Well I moved to an uptown penthouse, used fifties to light my cigars,
Developed a taste for fine champagne, drove fast Italian cars.
But the doctor he give me a warning and a lecture on right and wrong.
If I didn't give up my sinful ways, I couldn't live very long.
But I said to him, (CHORUS)

It gets kinda sad from here on in.

Now I'm a two-hundred-year-old alcoholic and the nicotine’s caught up on me.
But worst of all, in this morning’s mail, I got a suit for paternity.
Now I'm not really unhappy ‘cause maybe I'll have me a son,
And his mornings will be just as shiny as the first day the world begun. (CHORUS)

Sing like you mean it! (CHORUS)

By Liam Clancy. From the "Makem And Clancy Concert,” Shanachie 52003

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 12-Mar-02.

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