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Irish Music – The Craic Was Ninety In The Isle Of Man lyrics

Ah weren't we the rare oul' stock?
Spent the evening getting' locked
In the Ace O' Hearts
Where the high stools were engaging
Over the Butt Bridge down by the dock
The boat she sailed at five o' clock
"Hurry on lads" says Whack
Or before we're there we'll all be back
Sayin' carry him if you can
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

Before we reached the Alexander Base
A ding dong we did surely raise
In the bar of the boat we had great sport
As the ship she sailed out from the port
Landed up in the Douglas Head
Enquiring for a vacant bed
To the dining room soon were shown by
A decent woman from up the road
Sayin' "Ate that if you can"
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

Next morning went for a ramble round
To see the sights of Douglas Town
All went for a might session
In a pub they called Dick Darbies
All got drunk by half past three
To sober up went swimming in the sea
Then back to the digs for a spruce up
While waiting for the rosie
We all drew up our plan
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

That night we went to the Texas Bar
Came back down by horse and car
Met Big Jim and all went in to drink some wine in Yates
The Liverpool girls it was said were all to be met
In the Douglas Head
McShane was there in a tie and shirt
And with the foreign girls he was trying to flirt
Sayin' "Here girls I'm your man"
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

Whacker fancied his good looks
With an Isle of Man woman he was struck
But a Liverpool lad was by her side
And he throwin' the jar into her
Whacker thought he'd take a chance
He asked the quare one out to dance
Around the floor they stepped it out
To Whack it was no bother
Eveyrthing was goin' to plan
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

Well the Isle of Man woman fancied Whack
But your man stood there till his mates came back
Whack! They all whacked into Whack
And Whack was landed on his back
The Douglas force arrived as well
Landed up in the Douglas jail
Until that Dublin boat did sail
Deported ever man
Oh the craic was ninety in the Isle of Man

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