Rory Gallagher - Barley and Grape Rag Lyrics

Rory Gallagher Calling Card cover art
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Well I don't care if I get arrested,
'Cos tonight they'll need more than a ball and chain,
I don't care who's interested,
I'm coming into town just the same.
I've been so alone, I've been feeling blue,
I think I need a little drink or two,
Be my friend, tell me where the place is,
Where the whiskey flows and the dices roll till dawn?

My baby's done me wrong you must have guessed it,
My heart's so low I think it must be told,
That I don't wanna know where east or west is,
'Cos pretty soon I won't feel the cold.

When I'm walking down mainstreet, feeling no pain,
Along comes a cop, he can take my name,
And explain to me what a federal case is,
I'm mixing the barley with the grape again.

Bright city lights, make me feel alright,
I'm right or wrong and tomorrow never comes.
I don't care if I get investigated,
And the city fathers they all black my name.

I'm pretty sure that you can smell the traces,
For tomorrow morning, I'll take all the blame.
I've been feeling bad and feeling blue,
I think I need a little whiskey or two,
God, brother, you look like you could do with it too.
(That's true)
Tonight I'll sleep on a walking-cane.

Bright city lights, make me feel alright,
I'm right or wrong and tomorrow never comes.
I don't care if I get arrested,
Cause tonight they'll need more than a ball and chain.

I don't care who's interested,
I'm coming into town just the same,
I've been feeling alone and I've been feeling blue.
I think I need a little drink or two.

Hey, be my friend, tell me where the place is,
Where the whiskey flows and the dices roll till dawn
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Do You Read Me
  • 2 Country Mile
  • 3 Moonchild
  • 4 Calling Card
  • 5 I'll Admit You're Gone
  • 6 Secret Agent
  • 7 Jackknife Beat
  • 8 Edged in Blue
  • 9 Barley and Grape Rag


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Rory Gallagher
    album: Track 9 in album Calling Card
    release date: 1976
    popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Rockabilly/Blues Rock
    length: 3:37
    Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin