Who Sang Jakey's Gin? Great Big Sea

Great Big Sea Play cover art
Credits
release date: 1997-5-20
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock
length: 2:54
arranger: Great Big Sea
When I was a young man I was let astray
I met with a body down in Logy Bay
We went out in a weather
We wore out our shoes,
And up Kingsway road for a drink or two
CHORUS:
Drink 'er up boys its well after ten
Drink 'er up boys its well after ten
Some people say that the pinky is fine
Others will swear by a drop of moonshine
But as for myself I'm a bottle of each,
mixed in with a gallon of dipper or screech
CHORUS
Its the old shavin' lotion thats made me this way
Sweeter than Pepsi and stronger than tea
And when in the evening when we're feeling fine
We'll stop into Jakey's for icon and shine
CHORUS
Its the old shavin' lotion thats made me this way
Sweeter than Pepsi and stronger than tea
And when in the morning when I'm feeling rough
I curse, ol' Jakey who sold me this stuff
CHORUS x 2



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Ordinary Day
  • 2 When I'm Up (I Can't Get Down)
  • 3 The Night Pat Murphy Died
  • 4 How Did We Get From Saying I Love You...
  • 5 Donkey Riding
  • 6 Haven't Seen You in a Long Time
  • 7 End of the World
  • 8 General Taylor
  • 9 Seagulls
  • 10 Recruiting Sargeant
  • 11 Greenspond
  • 12 My Apology
  • 13 Jakey's Gin
  • 14 Something I Should Know
  • 15 Jolly Roving Tar
  • 16 Rigadoon

  • Album Information
    label: wea
    country(area): Canada
    format: CD
    barcode: 0706301859223
    script: Latin