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Lyr Req/ADD: When You're Dead (Goats Don't Shave)

GUEST,George in Canada 15 Sep 00 - 01:51 PM
Robby 15 Sep 00 - 02:15 PM
Jon Freeman 16 Sep 00 - 02:26 PM
katlaughing 16 Sep 00 - 02:39 PM
Jim Dixon 01 Feb 12 - 10:26 PM
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Subject: Lyric req. When you're dead....
From: GUEST,George in Canada
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 01:51 PM

Hi,

Been searching in vain for lyrics to a song called "When You're Dead (You're Great)" by the Irish Band Goats Don't Shave. Can anyone help me!! Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyric req. When you're dead....
From: Robby
Date: 15 Sep 00 - 02:15 PM

Sorry, I don't know that one. I have heard "You're a short time living and long time dead" by the Irish Rovers, and on the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem Reunion CD you'll find "Isn't It Grand Boys (To Be Bloody Well Dead)". Good luck in finding the one you want.


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Subject: RE: Lyric req. When you're dead....
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 02:26 PM

I can't find the words. Maybe if I refresh it, someone else will try.

Jon


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Subject: RE: Lyric req. When you're dead....
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Sep 00 - 02:39 PM

refreshing a little more


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Feb 12 - 10:26 PM

WHEN YOU'RE DEAD
As sung by Goats Don't Shave on "The Rusty Razor" (1992)

Such a big crowd at the wake it's nice to see.
Here comes Father Michael; kneel and say the rosary.
Sorry for your trouble; shake the hands of family.
Trays of cigarettes passed around with cups of tea.
They said he had it comin'; they saw the writin' on the wall.
They said if he had only asked for help, they'd 'a' given him it all.

CHORUS: 'Cause a man lives and a man dies.
I heard the gossips, the hypocrite prophets
Throw dirt in his grave without blinkin' an eye.
And a man dies—no surprise.
They said he's a loser, a drunkard, a boozer.
They slashed him with tongues sharp as knives.
It's true what they say:
When you're dead, you're great.
When you're dead, you're great.

Remember how he used to sing and play that old guitar.
Remember how you sang along those late nights in the bar.
Ev'rybody'll miss him; things'll never be the same.
Ev'rybody loved him; ev'rybody knew his name,
But when he walked among them, a diff'rent song they sang.
They watched the bottle bleed him and no one gave a damn.

CHORUS
When you're dead, you're great.


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