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Buy Us A Drink

Here's to the soldiers that march to the war
The ugly tin hats and the long woollen drawers
The colonel says "Right lads... over the top"
Then he stands back to watch while the poor buggers drop

Buy us a drink and we'll sing you a song
Of the chances you missed and the love that went wrong
If you can't buy a whiskey, stand us a pint
We'll knock it straight down and we'll sing through the night

There's girls in the parlour, there's girls in the bars
They paint on a smile so ya don't see the scars
They get lots of offers and not much respect
For raising three kids on a government cheque

Buy us a drink and we'll sing you a song
Of the chances you missed and the love that went wrong
If you can't buy a whiskey, stand us a pint
We'll knock it straight down and we'll sing through the night

Drink it down boys, down
As long as there's light in the day
For you won't get a sup when your number is up
And they lay you to rot in the clay

In comes the landlord so fat and content
Comes 'round in his Volvo to pick up the rent
Off with his wad to recline by the pool
He leaves ya to rot in this dirty old hole

Buy us a drink and we'll sing you a song
Of the chances you missed and the love that went wrong
If you can't buy a whiskey, stand us a pint
We'll knock it straight down and we'll sing through the night

It's the taste of the Whiskey, to tell ya the truth
That shortened me days and wasted me youth
Be kind to your health sir, do it no wrong
Put a pint of the black on the end of me arm

Buy us a drink and we'll sing you a song
Of the chances you missed and the love that went wrong
If you can't buy a whiskey, stand us a pint
We'll knock it straight down and we'll sing through the night

####.... Aliister John Huett/Pondwater --- The Fables ....####
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