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Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins (The Dubliners)

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Subject: Lyr Add: SEVEN DEADLY SINS (The Dubliners)
From: Owlkat
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 02:13 AM

Hi hi, So here's the thing.
This song lists only five sins. To whit...

Some say that kissin's a sin
But tell me how can that be true
For kissin' has been in this world
Since the very first day there was two

Now if it wasn't legal then the lawyers they would sue
And the prisons would be full of folk who had a kiss or two
And if they didn't like it then away the girls would run
And if it wasn't plenty then the girl-folk would get none

Now some say that gamblin's a sin
But I'll bet you twenty to one
That gamblin' has been in this world
Since horses and greyhounds could run

And the prisons would be full of folk who made a bet or two

Now some say that swearin's a sin
But where is the man who can tell
For swearin has been in this world
Since the devil was told, "Go to hell"

And the prisons would be full of folk who made a curse or two

Now some say that smokin's a sin
But a pipe now and then is enough
For smokin' has been in this world
Since Adam taught Eve how to puff

And the prisons would be full of folk who had a puff or two

Some say that drinkin's a sin
But a gargle is fine now and then
For drinkin' has been in this world
Forever and ever, amen

And the prisons would be full of folk who had a pint or two

Years ago I got this song off of a Dubliners tape, and I've always wondered what happened to the rest of the sins. Come to think of it, I don't even know what the other sins are. Personally, I never really thought about sin as a kind of thing to worry about. I prefer good old-fashioned Jewish guilt.
So, there you go.
Cheers,
Owl/Mart.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins by The Dubliners
From: kendall
Date: 06 Jan 00 - 05:34 PM

some say that killing a sin
But, we must have a war now and then
For, if we had naught to control them
We'd be up to our ears in young men.

I added this verse as a protest to war years ago.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins by The Dubliners
From: Wolfgang
Date: 07 Jan 00 - 05:44 AM

Thanks to the great new search feature I could refind this post by Bruce: Old versions of Seven deadly sins. The rest of the thread is also worth reading (e.g., a totally different version posted by AndyG).

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins by The Dubliners
From: Owlkat
Date: 08 Jan 00 - 04:41 AM

Hi hi,

Alright. I've had enough. Here goes.

"Well, some say it's a sin to be lazy,
And they yell and get into a flap
But man has been taking it easy
Since Van Winkle lay down for a nap"

Okay.
If someone else will get inspired and put up a verse for gluttony, I can finally get some sleep.
Your serve, anyone?
Cheers,
Owl/Mart.


Go here: Lyr Req: Seven Deadly Sins--JoeClone, 10-Nov-2009.


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