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The Pogues - Body of an American lyrics with translation (on click)

Body of an American - The Pogues

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The cadillac stood by the house

And the yanks they were within

And the tinker boys they hissed advice

'Hot-wire her with a pin'

We turned and shook as we had a look

In the room where the dead men lay

So big Jim Dwyer made his last trip

To the shores where his father's laid

And fifteen minutes later

We had our first taste of whiskey

There was uncles giving lectures

On ancient Irish history

The men all started telling jokes

And the women they got frisky

By five o'clock in the evening

Every bastard there was piskey

Fare thee well going away

There's nothing left to say

Farewell to New York City boys

To Boston and PA

He took them out

With a well-aimed clout