Sean (M.Brooks) I met Sean during a "Circle Line" pub crawl. The idea was to have a drink at every stop on London Underground's Circle Line. 27 stops and the drunkest I've ever been. Sean was one of the few of us who made it to the end.
I had a friend and his name was Sean He was Dublin raised but Belfast born He arrived in London on a dark grey morn Thinking it the land of plenty When we first met each other I was off me head We talked of sport and politics and this is what we said He'd support the green and I'd support the red And we drank a toast or twenty
CHORUS Here's to you, Sean, wherever you may be May the spirits all protect you and keep you company Don't forget to look me up whenever you come back And once again we'll drink a toast to the hwyl and the craic
The doctor said young man you're on the brink I seriously recomend you take some time to think It's either die or else you give up drink I hope you understand me Sean said "We're all mortal doc But the things you have told me has given me a knock" He went out and to get over the shock He downed half a bottle of brandy
One day I met Sean with his head in his hands Contemplating yet another of his one night stands Last night he'd met a girl from Woburn Sands And told her he'd like to shaft her She'd said OK and he's stayed the night When he was drunk she'd looked all right "Sure they're all the same when you turn out the light But not the morning after"
When emigrating he filled out the forms all right He went along to Earls Court and booked himself a flight Touched down in Sydney in the middle of the night Singing The Irish Rover Stopped and said "Where the hell is this?" He'd tried to get to Aukland but his flight he'd missed That's what you get spending half your life pissed And the other half hungover
(c) 1997 Katt Pie Records
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This song is featured on the album:- Alcohpol & Rain