The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54759   Message #863598
Posted By: MMario
10-Jan-03 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: Songs of the Sailor and Lumberman
Subject: Lyr Add: DUFFY'S HOTEL
DUFFY'S HOTEL
(from the singing of Williis Norrad)

If you're long-ing for fun or en-joy-ment,
If you want to go out on a spree,
Come a-long with me o-ver to Boies-town
On the banks of the Mi-ra-mi-chi.
You'll meet with a roya-al re-cep-tion,
the truth un-to you I'll re-late.
On the eight-eenth of May I ar-rived here,
from Fred-'ric-ton came by the freight.

I'm employed by a man named E. kenney,
A gentleman you all know well,
J.P. for the parish of Stanley
And he puts up at Duffey's hotel.
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The other night I was out on a racket,
I tell you 'twas something immense
We collared a Shanghai rooster,
And he just cost us seventeen cents.
He was sick with the croup and the measles,
They said he was too poor to sell,
But I guess he'll make hash for the boarders
That hang out at Duffy's Hotel.

One night I was out to a party;
'Twas held in the Mansion below,
A row was kicked up in the kitchen
I tell you it wasn't too slow.
They upset the chairs and the tables
cause the Pleasant Ridge pigs for to yell
the row was kicked up by Delaney,
A sucker from Duffy's hotel.

Kind friends, I must bid you good evening,
Or else you will fear I'm a turk,
If I loiter 'round here any longer
some fellow might give me a jerk!
I'll go back to the place of my childhoord,
In peace and contentment to dwell,
Bid adieu to the kind friends and boarders
That hang 'round at Duffy's Hotel!