"Tattoo'd Lady" as written by and Rory Gallagher....
Tattoo'd lady,
Bearded baby,
They're my family.

When I was lonely,
Something told me, where,
I could always be.

Where I could,
Wish for pennies,
If we had any.
You'd meet me down,
At the shooting gallery.

Yes I'm a,
Fair ground baby.
Wonder what made me,
Fall for the pearly queen.

I spent my youth,
Under canvas roof,
As I roamed from town to town.

I'm not fooling,
When I say I got no schoolin',
Never like the class bell sound.

From the caravan,
I hear the fairground band,
Sounding good as they can be.

You know I can't be found,
But if you look around,
Tomorrow we'll be gone by dawn.
Alright

Now hear it on the loud speaker say,
The fire eater is a real fine sight to see,
Yeah he's a death cheater,
Some kind of central heater,
Be sure to save a seat for me.

Let me tell you 'bout wicked Sadie,
She's no baby,
The law came,
And tried to close her sideshow down.
But soon she had the D.A. cheering,
The police chief wearing,
Her garter for a crown.

I spent my youth,
Under canvas roof,
As I roamed from town to town.

I'm not fooling,
When I say I got no schoolin',
Never like the school bell sound.

From the caravan,
I hear the fairground band,
Sounding good as they can be.

You know I can't be found,
But if you look around,
Tomorrow we'll be gone by dawn.
Yeah

Tattoo'd lady,
Bearded baby,
They're my family.

When I was lonely,
Something told me, where,
I could always be.

Where I could,
Wish for pennies,
If we had any.
You'd meet me down,
At the shooting gallery.
Tattoo'd lady


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"Tattoo'd lady" as written by Rory Gallagher

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    General CommentWhy the hell does Rory have so few comments? This song is awesome and so are most of his others. As for the meaning to it, I think it's pretty obvious; he likes a tattoo'd lady who's always there for him, and he works at the fair.
    ledzeppelin1988on December 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentGreat song for dancing! I danced a thousand miles to it in the early 70's!
    vickieatlargeon November 06, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me it is a song about the circle and fair people and someone who share something with them with references to the Tatooed lady, the bearded lady, the fire eater, going from town fair to town fair in caravan.
    Theodolfon July 22, 2016   Link

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