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Old Dun Cow

by Harry Wincott
Some [Dm] friends and I in a public house
Was playing a game of chance one [Am] night
When [Dm] into the [C] pub a [Bb] fireman [Am] ran
His [Am] face [G/D] all a [F] chal- [G/D] ky [Am] white.
"What's [Dm] up", says Brown, "Have you seen a ghost,
Or have you seen your Aunt [Am] Mariah?"
"Me [Dm] Aunt M- [C] ariah be [Bb] buggered!", says [Am] he,
"The [Am] bleed- [G/D] in' [F] pub's [G/D] on [Am] fire!"

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And [Dm] there was Brown... upside down
Moppin' up the whiskey on the [Am] floor.
[Dm] "Booze, [C] booze!" The [Bb] firemen [Am] cried
As [Am] they [G/D] came [F] knockin' [G/D] on the [Am] door [clap clap]
Oh [Dm] don't let 'em in till it's all mopped up
And somebody shouted MacIn- [Am] tyre! MACINTYRE!
And we [Dm] all got [C] blue-blind [Bb] paralytic [Am] drunk
When the [Am] Old [Am/G] Dun [Am/F] Cow [Am/E] caught [Dm] fire. )

"Oh well," says Brown, "What a bit of luck.
Everybody follow me.
And it's down to the cellar if the fire's not there
Then we'll have a grand old spree."
So we went on down after good old Brown
The booze we could not miss
And we hadn't been there ten minutes or more
Till we were quite pissed.

Then, Smith walked over to the port wine tub
And gave it just a few hard knocks [clap clap]
Started takin' off his pantaloons
Likewise his shoes and socks.
"Hold on, " says Brown, "that ain't allowed
Ya can't do that in here.
Don't go washin' trousers in the port wine tub
When we got Guinness beer."

Then there came from the old back door
The Vicar of the local church.
And when he saw our drunken ways,
He began to scream and curse.
"Ah, you drunken sods! You heathen clods!
You've taken to a drunken spree!
You drank up all the Benedictine wine
And you didn't save a drop for me!"

And then there came a mighty crash
Half the bloody roof caved in.
We were almost drowned in the firemen's hose
But still we were gonna stay.
So we got some tacks and some old wet sacks
And we nailed ourselves inside
And we sat drinking the finest Rum
Till we were bleary-eyed.

Later that night, when the fire was out
We came up from the cellar below.
Our pub was burned. Our booze was drunk.
Our heads was hanging low.
"Oh look", says Brown with a look quite queer.
Seems something raised his ire.
"Now we gotta get down to Murphy's Pub,
It closes on the hour!"