"The Likes Of You Again" as written by and David R King Bridget A Regan....
Here’s to you, I sing for my daddy-o
As I lay him down to sleep
It’s been so long, since I lost my daddy-o
Hope he’s watchin’ over me

Wednesday night is mornin’ now
As I’m walkin’ in the rain
The birds are screaming in my ear
Drivin’ me insane
Half the clouds are empty
So the sun burst through the sky
The puddles show reflection
Of a face about to die
Just around the corner, I was goin’ round the bend
I ran into a staggerin’ fool
Who said he knew my name
He poured himself a whiskey
And his face began to glow
Two men without an answer
Like a dog without a bone

Bringin’ in the new year
As the bells began to ring
Fats is in the corner, she’s just about to sing
Time to get another, before the final shout
You should have heard them roarin’
When they dragged the bugger out
And we’ll never see the likes of you again

Jimbo came from slummin’ town
A cold and dreary place
To summerland he found himself
The sun shun on his face
Met a girl called Minnie Pearl
Swore she’d always be his girl
Happy ever after, till the tide ran out again
Pour me all your sorrows
And I’ll drink till you are dry
I’ll love you in the mornin’
Christ, I’ll love ya till you die
I’ll never leave so never grieve
I’ll be back before ya know
But Jimbo fell into a well
And never rambled home

Carried all his troubles in an unforgivin’ bag
Back and forth through painted brick

The colours all seemed bland
I’ve traveled all these years, he said
To only get this far, so he crossed the street
Found a seat, his home is now a bar

And we’ll never see the likes of you again

There must be more to life, than this poxie life
All the agro, all the pain
So he disappeared into his final beer
But the glass was empty, once again, again, again

Woke up in an awful state
Dreamt I was at Peter’s Gate
Beggin’ for his mercy
And the crimes that were at hand

He told me he was much amused
To see this life I had abused
Best be on your way, but have a swig before you go
So I’m bringing in the New Year
As the bells began to ring
Fat’s in the corner, she’s just about to sing
Time to get another, before the final shout
You should have heard them roarin’
When they dragged the bugger out

And we’ll never see the likes of you again


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    General CommentThis song was written by Dave King as a tribute to his late father, who died at a reasonably young age. After being "exiled" from Ireland for eight years (more to the point that there was a VISA and passport problem with Dave) Dave returned to Ireland to play this for his mother, who had not heard his music before. Needless to say, it struck a mammoth chord (no pun intended) with his mother.



    This is all on the FM DVD "Whiskey On A Sunday" if you don't have it already...buy it! It RULES!
    prm510on October 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentheh, i'm gonna get my friends to play this song at my funeral... for serious
    First Step To Hellon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh yeah! fabulous! I need it at my funerals too!!!! flogging mollys are something so special that gets you in the mood like nothing else! #1!!!
    LouisNofXon July 03, 2002   Link
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    General Commentheh heh... your friends will call you daddy-o!
    myownprison333on July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor real im with first step to hell this song has to be played at my funeral i love flogging molly.. this is probably my favorite song by them..
    finchkidon July 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentReally good song. Starts out sad then does a 360 and gets all happy. Great band, looks like they like to have a lot of fun at their shows.
    JJHx1987on April 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti dunno sounds like they are sayinfg aah crappy my daddy-o is dead and i miss him and then its like YIPPY my dady-o is dead... or i could be realy far off
    hogwild21on January 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. the lyrics are sad yet i wanna do a jig whenever i hear it
    wackydeli3on February 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think at first they are at a funeral, saying how they'll miss him and blah then they go to a party, get drunk, and joke about it. lol it's a flogging molly song, no one understands it....
    BrainStewed74on March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOr maybe it's about how he died...too much drinking? I'm not sure, but I also agree, I want this song played at my funeral. Maybe even get a few dancers to come, just make sure no one cries ;)
    BrainStewed74on March 02, 2005   Link

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