The Three Ravens Shirts

Three shirts hung on a washing line
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
They were as bright as they were fine
With a down
Said one of them unto his mate
'Who's been wearing you of late?'
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

A wide boy lived in yonder flat
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
You never met a bigger twat
With a down
He speculated for a bank
But all of his investments sank
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

He still thought he could make a mint
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
But always ended up more skint
With a down
He went on that Apprentice show
But Sugar said he had to go
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

And so he went on Dragon's Den
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
With an everlasting fountain pen
With a down
But they all said his pitch lacked clout
And one by one, intoned, 'I'm out'
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

He hooked up with a well-heeled lass
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
But she soon dumped him on his ass
With a down
And every girl he tried to bed
Went off and shagged his dad instead
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

And so his life went down the chute
Down, a-down, hey down, hey down
Made a mess of me and his whistle and flute
With a down
By putting a bullet through his brains
But they trusted in pink, and forgot the stains
With a down, derry, derry, derry down, down

6/10/10


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