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Jim Bradford BAND: Tunes

Leprechaun

(Jim Bradford)

This song is dedicated to my friend Dean Lutz. AKA Patient Zero.

Leprechaun I went to do some business In the City by the Bay But I must have gotten turned around And touched down in Ireland way I met an orange haired minstrel there And he sang wit h a dirty mouth but truth was spoken in his songs I turned my life around Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Were dancing in my head Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Had I been misled? We drank up all the whiskey We drank up all the wine We drank to Irish struggles And the dead it left behind We danced a jig for hours In a spell I slipped away The room spun 'round; I hit the ground as the night turned into day Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Were dancing in my head Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Is life just what he said? Who wouldn't live in a shanty In a story by the sea With shamrocks floating in the head and a heart full of glee Chasing pots of gold or a sweet Irish lass The highest of the people Are within the lowest class Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Were dancing in my head Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Was all before naysaid? I moved down by the ocean In the city by the Bay I'm chasing April rainbows To this blessed day If I live to be an old man There is nothing I shall see As enchanting as a single night With crazy Sean McKey Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags Were dancing in my head Oh the Leprechauns and skalawags My old life is dead