"The Delaney" as written by and Peter/barat Doherty....
On the bus the other day
You could tell right from the start
There's magic in the?
Can you play guitar boy
Can you play guitar
The truth is known the drums they roll
I loop the loop on the old banjo

Say no no no
Say yeah yeah yeah
I said maybe maybe maybe
I just don't care

No it doesn't rhyme with treasury
Nothing I never did
Measure out your honesty and
Things you keep in
Things they keep in
The truth is known the drums they roll
I loop the loop on the old banjo

Say no no no
Oh yeah yeah yeah
Oh maybe maybe maybe
I just don't care

Some people run from trouble
Some people meet it half way
Others are glad to pay
Their cab fare over
And?
Enjoy the company?
What exactly do you mean
The truth be known the drums they roll
I loop the loop on the old banjo

Say no no no
Then said yeah yeah yeah
Oh maby maybe maybe
I just don't care

Say no no no
Yeah yeah yeah
Oh maby maybe maybe
I just don't care


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"The Delaney" as written by Peter Doherty Carl Barat

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    General CommentI LOVE this song.
    Sheon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou've got to love this song. in my opinion it's one of their best songs, and the fact that it was merely a b-side shows how much creative talent the libertines had in them
    benwadon April 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAll I know is Wolfman helped Pete write this song...I have barely any idea what its about, bit a social commentary in there.
    SamJGon June 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentamazing song...and one of the best

    its good because only true libs have heard it i find...
    domy6on July 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really love the chorus.
    blurfanon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentCorrection: "There's magic in all that he does"
    This song doesn't mean much to me. But it's still a brilliant song.
    Shadowmelodyon August 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think some of its to do with Steve Bedlow a.k.a Scarborough Steve who was in the original Libertines years ago cos Pete and Carl met him on a bus. and i think i read somewhere about pete carl and steve living in 'Delaney Mansions' which wasnt as grand as the name. i could be wrong....
    dillygirlon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe Song's brilliant, it's about becoming a libertine
    1st verse (& theme) is freedom through music
    2nd is self knowledge (and of others)
    3rd Escape from bad company/repression with a cheeky reference to doing a runner from a cab
    x x x
    BReakin the Law!
    chronic_yoothon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah,
    DOHERTY FOR THE LITERARY CANON!
    chronic_yoothon July 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is an ace song! i love the line

    The truth be known the drums they roll
    I loop the loop on the old banjo

    its amazing :)
    ..Becci..on October 19, 2006   Link

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