The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25209   Message #713640
Posted By: michaelr
19-May-02 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Joke and Push About the Pitcher
Subject: Lyr Add: IT'S NOT THE DAY
Here's the version I sing:

IT'S NOT THE DAY (trad. I)

A fitful sleep the landlord had
The din and chat not of his choosing
His daughter `til the morning light
Abusing those who sat there boozing

CH: It's not the dawn, it's not the day
It's not late night or morning early
It's not the dawn of day at all
It's only now the moon is rising

Come landlord, join us in the snug
All drowsy thoughts of slumber scorning
There's not one drop in jar or jug
That we won't drain before the morning

There is the cock, I hear it crow
The morning comes, there's no more beer now
And though you don't have to go home
You know damn well you can't stay here now

This tavern has my socks and shoes
The landlord has my coat and britches
By morning I've no more to lose
And I'll go snooze among the ditches

I've money still to treat a friend
Here's my last guinea on the table
Let's tilt the barrel on its end
And let's be drinking while we're able

Pretty close to what Cathal of the Boys of the Lough sings on his latest solo album, with some changes by myself.