The Bowling Shanty (Mark Cohen) Oh, I've got a cure for grief and pain ROLL DOWN THE ALLEYWAY I'll go right down to the bowling lane AND WE'LL ROLL THE OLD BALL DOWN BOWLING! BOWLING! BOWLING THE WHOLE YEAR ROUND THAT BROWN GAL O' MINE ROLLED A 209 AND WE'LL ROLL THE OLD BALL DOWN Each Wednesday night I'll put on my shoes I'll take my ball and the Daily News My Aunt Dinah had quite an arm She'd bowl every day, it'd do her no harm I bowl with a man named Curly Brown He bowls with a ball weighs 25 pounds When Curly he lets fly with that ball He'll knock a hole in the backstop wall Old Curly'll knock them pins to bits But he's still left with a 7-10 split I'm rolling strikes and I'm feeling fine One more frame and it's Miller Time The tune is "Roll the Woodpile Down" Here is a variation of the song: THE BOWLING SHANTY (Words by Mark Cohen (C) As sung by Bob Walser at Mystic Sea Port in 1992 with som e changes by Charlie Ipcar Tune: Roll The Woodpile Down) Well, I know a cure for grief and pain, 'Way down the al-ley way, Let's go down to the bowl-ing lanes And we'll roll the old ball down! Chorus: Bowl-ing, bowl-ing! We're bowl-ing the whole year 'round! That brown gal of mine bowled a two-o-nine - And we'll roll the old ball down! When I was young and in me prime... I'd blow them pins down ten at a time... I once knew a guy called Curley Brown... He'd bowl a ball weighed seven hundred pounds... When Curley let flew with that ball... He'd blow a big hole in the backstop wall... He'd blow them pins into little bits... And still be left with a seven/ten split... It's one more frame and that'll do... And it's "Miller Time" when we're all through... MC CI Oct01
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