Forgive me, father, for I've sinned
It's been three whole days since my last glass of gin
The ones that I old dear say it's getting to my head
If I can't have me liquor lord, I might as well be dead
Forgive me, father, for I fear I've gone all wrong
I slept beside many a dame and never once returned
I've raised my hands in anger and put down my fellow man
And I fear no penance I could receive could save me from the damned

Can you help me, father, for I'm falling
My heart is weary and I'm beginning to feel faint
He smiled and he looked into my eyes
And he said, "Son, you ain't nothing but a tortured saint."

Forgive me, father, for I know not what I do
'Ya see I left home when I was just fifteen
Never had the guidance of a loving father
Just bar flies and whores, no brother to bother


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