Billy’s Shirts



Shirt’s on fire, church on fire Billy’s dream boat stills as the house alights Sailors come from miles for a drink and a fight But the harbour thrills pull back from the light To the belly of a boat in a hammer try tight

Holler Pleasures of the night Seaman’s delight

Holler (refrain) Pleasures of the night What a sight Oh no, the organ plays by itself It doesn’t need the grinder’s help and the monkey And the monkey stow away to sea Back to his wife and a nest in the trees

Billy’s brother plays bass in a band called man He fancies himself as a travelling ham Strutting and fretting them into fame In a torn t-shirt he’ll carve his name

Holler (refrain) Looking for adventure and some mystery He doesn’t need the grinder and he doesn’t want me

Stripped off his suit So let the poor beast be Oh, let the poor beast be

The man said, ho ho wee, this is too hot for me! Billy’s shirt’s on fire in the night He said, ho wee this is too hot to see. Billy’s shirt’s on fire in the night

Autor: James