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Thread #27724   Message #341002
Posted By: manitas_at_work
15-Nov-00 - 07:59 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Down the Dark Alley
Subject: Down the Dark Alley
Does any one know a song like this? I first learnt it at school and suspect it was a rugby song. It starts off as a bawdy song descibe how the singer meets a woman down a dark alley and each time he meets her she is wearing a different colour. It turns into a tragic song when she announces she's pregnant and then announces that the baby is dead.

The next time I met her she was all dressed in blue
All in blue, all in blue,
She said "Your baby's due"
Down the dark alley where nobody goes (knows?)

The last time I met her she was all dressed in red
All in red, all in red
She said "Your baby's dead"
Down the dark...

The tune was similar to the Coppers' "The Week before Easter".