Delerium Tremens Song Lyrics

Christy Moore

Christy Moore Ordinary Man cover art
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I dreamt a dream the other night I couldn't sleep a wink
The rats were tryin' to count the sheep and I was off the drink
There were footsteps in the parlour and voices on the stairs
I was climbin' up the walls and movin' round the chairs.
I looked out from under the blanket up at the fireplace.
The Pope and John F. Kennedy were starin' in me face.*
Suddenly it dawned at me I was getting the old D.T.s
When the Child o' Prague began to dance around the mantlepiece.
Goodbye to the Port and Brandy, to the Vodka and the Stag,
To the Schmiddick and the Harpic, the bottled draught and keg.
As I sat lookin' up the Guinness ad I could never figure out
How your man stayed up on the surfboard after 14 pints of stout.
Well I swore upon the bible I'd never touch a drop.
My heart was palpitatin' I was sure 'twas going to stop,

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Music Roll On
  • 2 Delerium Tremens
  • 3 Ordinary Man
  • 4 Matty
  • 5 The Reel in the Flickering Light
  • 6 The Diamondtina Drover
  • 7 Blantyre Explosion
  • 8 Hard Cases
  • 9 Continental Céilí
  • 10 St Brendan's Voyage
  • 11 Another Song is Born
  • 12 Quiet Desperation
  • credits

    album: Track 2 in album Ordinary Man
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 126 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk/Blues Rock
    length: 3:32

    Album Information

    label: WEA Ireland
    country(area): Ireland
    format: CD
    barcode: 022924076329
    script: Latin