200 Year Old Alcoholic

Recorded by Makem & Clancy on "The Makem & Clancy Concert"
Words & Music by Liam Clancy
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When I was eighty I started smoking took to drinking at eighty-five
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At ninety I started courting

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Thank God that I was alive.......


Ninety-five saw me in business

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Determined to rake in the pile

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At a hundred I made my first million

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Then I started living in style

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    Oh, it's never too late to start living

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    To get out and have some fun
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    The sun will be just as shiny in the mornin'
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    As the first day the world begun

Well I moved to an uptown penthouse
Used fifties to light my cigars

I developed a taste for fine champagne

And drove fast Italian cars......

But the doctor he give me a warning

And a lecture on right or wrong

If I didn't give up my sinful ways

I wouldn't live very long


Now I'm a 200 year old alcoholic
And the nicotine's caught up on me

But worst of all in this mornin's mail

I got a suit for Paternity

But I'm not really unhappy

Because maybe I'll have me a son

And his morning's will be just as shiny in the mornin'

As the first day the world begun

Chorus x2


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