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The Old Black Rum Lyrics

from Up

"The Old Black Rum" is track #1 on the album Up. It was written by Bob Hallett.
"The Old Black Rum" is track #1 on the album Up. It was written by Bob Hallett.

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And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day? Hey
Will I live for another day? Hey
Will I live for another day? Hey

I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one
Trying to find the courage to talk to one
I asked her for a dance, not a second glance
My night had just begun

Well I drink to the Father and the Holy Ghost
I'm kneeling at the alter of my nightly post
So I'll raise a glass, not the first nor last
Come join me in this toast

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

Well the queen of George street just went walking on by
Walking on by with some guy who don't care
That she stood in line since half past nine
And spent three hours under what? Under the rain

Well her friend is looking at me with an evil grin
I think the bloody racket might soon begin
I must have said some thing to the George street queen
And the boys are joining in

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

So I drank all of my money and I slept out in the rain
Everyday is different but the nights they're all the same
You never see the sun on the old black rum
But I know I'm gonna do it again

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?
Hey, will I live for another day?

And I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one

Songwriters
BOB HALLETT

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Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC

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