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Portland County Jail I'm a stranger to your city, My name is Paddy Flynn I got drunk the other night The coppers pulled me in. Had no one to pay my fine No one to go my bail They locked me up for ninety days In the Portland County Jail. Such a bunch of devils You never seen before; Robbers, thieves and highwaymen Even breakers of the law. They san a song the whole night long, Curses fell like hail Bless the day that takes me away From the Portland County jail. The only friend that I had there Was Handsome Sailor Jack, He told me of the trains he'd robbed And all the safes he'd cracked. He'd robbed them in Seattle, He'd robbed them in Japan, It was enough to freeze the blood Of an honest working man. The only friend that I have now Is Officer McGurk. He says I am a low-down bum A drunkard and a shirk. Each Saturday night when I get drunk He throws me in the can And you can see he's made of me An honest working man. (Repeat first verse) Recorded by Art Thieme RG
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