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Thread #8178   Message #995224
Posted By: GUEST,Mary Ann
01-Aug-03 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Songs about capital punishment.
Subject: Lyr Add: FOREMAN O'ROURKE (Matt McGinn)
Foreman O'Rourke
Matt McGinn
Return of The Two Heided Man ( Relrecords )



Maybe I am right
Maybe I am wrong
Maybe I shouldn't go singing this song
But the jury decided
And you might as well
That a fella like me should be roasting in hell

Hooch aye, hooch till a fa'
Hooch aye, hooch till a dae

I had a gaffer
His name was O'Rourke
He had a terrible passion for work
In miles and in turns
He took all he could see
Though he never was greedy; he gied it tae me

Hooch aye, hooch till a fa'
Hooch aye, Hooch till a dae

One day in the work
I went roon for a smoke
The door it burst open and there stood O'Rourke
He started to swear
And he gied me his curse
He insulted my mother and that was far worse

Hooch aye, hooch till a fa
Hooch aye, hooch till a dae

He jumped for my throat
And it gied me a fright
I was quick on my feet and I stepped to the right
There was nothing could stop him
This terrible man
Till he landed feet up, wi' his heid in the pan

Hooch aye, hooch till a fa,
Hooch aye, hooch till a dae

I was trembling with fear
As his heid gave a thud
And I looked doon and saw that his clathes were all mud
Yet it wasnae his clathes
Was the worst o' his plight
For his heid was jammed in there; a sorrowful sight

Hooch aye, hooch till a fa
Hooch aye, hooch till a dae

In Barlinnie I wait
For the man tae come roon
That will open the door and let me drap doon
And I'll pray for O'Rourke
As they gie me the tug
For the hing me the morra, for pulling the plug

Hooch aye , hooch till a fa
Hooch aye, hooch till a dae