4 May 2010 0 Comments

Sammy’s Bar (The Ballad of)

Written by the great Cyril Tawney (c) 1958

As I went down to Sammy’s Bar

Hey, the last boat’s a’leavin

By the shore at Pieta

Haul away the daighsoe (pronounced di-so)

And my real love, she was there…

There was sand all in her hair…

How did sand get in your hair…

Darling Johnny put it there…

Been with Johnny all the day…

Down at Ghajn Tuffheija Bay…

He’s a better man by far…

Because he’s got a Yankee car…

I went out from Sammy’s Bar…

Had to hire a Yankee car…

Fourteen days I drank no wine…

Saving for that love of mine…

Then one day in Paula square…

At a paper I did stare…

Johnny tried a hairpin bend…

For my love, it was the end…

Going back to Sammy’s Bar…

I don’t need no Yankee car…

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