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The Foxy Devil (Joe Dolan) When I was young and handy in my prime In taverns I would sit and bide my time It's there I met your company I'd sit and drink my fill It's there that you took hold of me I think you've got me still. You're the foxy devil when you like You set my mind at ease and then you strike You set my head a reeling You make me shout and sing My memory flees, I get no ease till I have a little drink. You're the crafty rogue and that's for sure For your company there is no cure I've squandered all my money And the best years of my life All on your charms, in spite of harm In spite of peace and strife. Whiskey in the morning or at night Gives strength to sing and dance, to love and fight And so despite misfortune I'll take you as you are - The best of friends and enemies The best I've known by far. Recorded by Christy Moore HX Apr98
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