"Seven Drunken Nights" as written by and R. Drew. C. Bourke....
Well, I've been there, seven drunken nights
Uh hmm, I've been there seven drunken nights, seven drunken days
Uh hmm

Oh, as I went home on Monday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a horse outside the door where my old horse should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, "Can you kindly tell to me"
Who owns that horse outside the door where my old horse should be?

You're drunk, you're drunk
You silly old fool, now you can not see
And that's a lovely sow that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've traveled a hundred miles or more
But a saddle on a sow sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Tuesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a coat behind the door where my old coat should be
Well, I called me wife and I said to her, "Can you kindly tell to me"
Who owns that coat behind the door where my old coat should be?

You're drunk, you're drunk
You silly old fool, now you can not see
That's a woolen blanket that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've traveled a hundred miles or more
But buttons in a blanket sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Wednesday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be
And I called me wife and I said to her, "Can you kindly tell to me
Who owns that pipe up on the chair where my old pipe should be?

Billy, you're drunk, you're drunk
You silly old fool, now you can not see
That's a lovely tin whistle that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've traveled a hundred miles or more
But tobacco in a tin whistle sure I never saw before

And as I went home on Thursday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw two boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be
And I called me wife and I said to her, "Can you kindly tell to me
Who owns them boots beneath the bed where my old boots should be?

Billy, you're drunk, you're drunk
You silly old fool, now you can not see
They're two lovely Geranium pots me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've traveled a hundred miles or more
But laces in Geranium pots I never saw before

And as I went home on Friday night as drunk as drunk could be
I saw a head upon the bed where my old head should be
And I called me wife and I said to her, "Can you kindly tell to me
Who owns that head with you in the bed where my old head should be?

Billy, you're drunk, you're drunk
You silly old fool, now you can not see
That's a baby boy that me mother sent to me
Well, it's many a day I've traveled a hundred miles or more
But a baby boy with his whiskers on, I never saw before



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"Seven Drunken Nights" as written by C. Bourke B. Mckenna

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    General Commentthe last two verses are rarely sung because of the 'crudeness' of them. The dubliners rarely sung them and as such all the bands (the tossers for example) that covered dubliners versions of the song dont sing them
    pat_rulz69on August 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti`ve never understood why this song is called "Seven Drunken Nights" yet only has verses to cover 5 drunken nights. guess that could be part of the point, he's so drunk he think's it's been a week but it's been 5 days.
    AirCav1stOfThe9thon April 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis songs even better after tony pukes all over the stage :]
    inflictedon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, yeah, i don`t remember if it was this song or not, but during their show in Columbus with Flogging Molly earlier this year he started a song then jumped off stage, came back with a bucket, put the bucket down in front of the drumset, finished the song, puked in the bucket, chugged a Guinness, lit a cigarette and tore into the next song. he repeated this pattern several times between songs. it was quite badass.
    AirCav1stOfThe9thon June 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthe makes me proud to be irish haha
    inflictedon June 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really like their version very much. the dubliners do this song the best.
    MrGoodBaron April 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanyone know of any recorded versions of this song that have the final verse where the wife says
    ""AHHH! ya drunk ya durnk ya silly old fool, tell ya cannot see, that's an Englishman that me mother sent to me"
    and the husband replies:
    ""Well it's manys a day i travel, a hundred miles or more, But an Englishman that can last 'til three, i never seen before"?
    i have heard it in several pubs live, but haven`t found a recorded version of it. if anyone knows of one, please let me know.
    AirCav1stOfThe9thon June 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song! it remeinds me of a true irishman... ya drunk ya drunk ya silly old fool, still ya can not see...
    beautifulstrangeron August 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a song bout a drunk (duh) and he keeps comin home drunk so she has an affair with the "baby boy" who is actually a dude but he to drunk to tell
    X_pirate16on September 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentA baby boy with whisker I've never seen before...that's funny...I love this song
    OpinionHeadon December 15, 2005   Link

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