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The Divil is Dead
Traditional. Darby CD " Live at the Dublin Pub"
notes: A bit of a rebel song, the structure of this song makes it ideal for
inventing verses.
The Divil is Dead

D                                          G
Some say the Divil is dead, the Divil is dead, the Divil is dead
D                                                           A D
Some say the Divil is dead and buried in Killarney
                                G
More say he rose again, more say he rose again
D                                                             A  D
More say he rose again and joined the British Army

Feed the pigs and milk the cow, milk the cow, careful now
Feed the pigs and milk the cow all early in the morning
Hike your leg up, paddy, dear - Paddy dear, I’m over here
Hike your leg up, Paddy, dear - I can stop your yawnin’

Some say the Divil is dead …

Katie she is tall and thin, she's tall and thin, she’s bones and skin
Katie she is tall and thin, she likes the taste o’ brandy
She drinks it in the bed at night, drinks it in the bed at night
She drinks it in the bed at night - it makes her gay and dandy

Carl’s only five-foot tall, shoes and all, he’s five-foot tall
Carl’s only five-foot tall, he likes his sugar-candy
He goes to bed at five-o’clock, goes to bed at five-o’clock
He goes to bed at five-o’clock - he’s lazy, fat and bandy

Some say the Divil is dead …

Ken couldn’t play the drum, not enough fingers, too many thumbs
Ken couldn’t play the drum, for this he wouldn’t stand
So he practiced in the lavatry where his mother couldn’t see
Now he plays eloquently - he uses the other hand

Some say the Divil is dead …

Me wife, she has a hairy thing, a hairy thing, a scary thing
Me wife, she has a hairy thing, she showed it to me Sunday
She got it in a furrier shop, got it in a furrier shop
She brought it home from the furrier shop - it’s goin’ back on Monday

Some say the Divil is dead …
Some say the Divil arose, dressed himself in British clothes
Struck up a British pose and joined the British Army
Dublin Pub Live Track 19