Eat Bertha's Mussels (John Roberts) (G) F# Eat Bertha's mussels, they're the best there is by far You can eat them in the dining room, you can eat them in the bar So when you're ashore in Baltimore and you fancy a bite to eat Just follow your nose to Bertha's, you'll be in for a rare old treat Now a sailor came to Bertha's with a problem most severe His manly pride had atrophied from a voyage of forty years A couple of plates of mussels, now he sings in a different key His jib boom's set right, he'll be in there tonight, and he'll never go back to sea. CHORUS Now a lady came to Bertha's, who wanted a daughter or a son The doctors had said with a shake of the head that she couldn't have either one So she ate a plate of mussels and went home to her husband dear She tuned up his cryth, and I'll tell you the truth, she had triplets the very same year. CHORUS They will cure your diarrhea, cure your constipation, too. Just swallow a box for the chicken pox, the measles or the flu. Now, if you fancy a healthy life, get your daily doses straight A plate a day of Bertha's mussels, and you'll live 'til you're 98. CHORUS By John Roberts about Bertha's Mussels on Fells Point in Baltimore. D
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