"Dublin Blues" as written by and Guy Clark....
I wish I was in Austin
In a chilly parlor bar
Drinkin' Mad Dog Margaritas
And not carin' where you are
But here I sit in Dublin
Just rollin' cigarettes
Holdin' back and chokin' back
The shakes with every breath

Forgive me all my anger
Forgive me all my faults
There's no need to forgive me
For thinkin' what I thought
I loved you from the git go
I'll love you till I die
I loved you on the Spanish steps
The day you said goodbye

I am just a poor boy
Work's my middle name
If money was a reason
I would not be the same

I'll stand up and be counted
I'll face up to the truth
I'll walk away from trouble
But I can't walk away from you

Forgive me all my anger
Forgive me all my faults
There's no need to forgive me
For thinkin' what I thought
I loved you from the git go
I'll love you till I die
I loved you on the Spanish steps
The day you said goodbye

I have been to Fort Worth
I have been to Spain
I have been to proud
To come in out of the rain

I have seen the David
I've seen the Mona Lisa too
I have heard Doc Watson
Play Columbus Stockade Blues

Forgive me all my anger
Forgive me all my faults
There's no need to forgive me
For thinkin' what I thought
I loved you from the git go
I'll love you till I die
I loved you on the Spanish steps
The day you said goodbye

I wish I was in Austin
In a chilly parlour bar
Drinkin' Mad Dog Margaritas
And not carin' where you are


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"Dublin Blues" as written by Guy Clark

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    General CommentThis is such a great song...the lyrics are amazing and the bare bones guitar makes them stick out.

    I would love to have a Mad Dog Margarita right now!
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA reminder that not all hillbilly lost love songs are born of ignorance and simplicity. Guy Clark is brilliant.
    fareasttroubadouron September 24, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGuy Clark is a master songwriter. This is such a wonderful poetic song.
    McAnon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFriends, I was surprised to see "in a chilly parlor bar" as I read the lyrics. Those outside of Austin, TX might not be aware of The Texas Chili Parlor, an old Austin restaurant that's been around at least since the early 70ies, if not before. There are no "chilly parlor bars" in this town- it is hot most of the time! And it doesn't make sense for the context of the song- Guy is wanting something of comfort as he wrestles with his memories! I am sure he would seek out the The Texas Chili Parlor! Course I don't know Guy personally, but culturally we are from the same place.
    austinpaton June 09, 2013   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song that is my childhood
    wisheyon July 28, 2014   Link

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