WHISKY PRIESTS

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Danny's Hard Life

 

Lyrics

Oh Danny drank his pints at the old Bridge pub
He loved his beer and whisky
He worked all day then spent his pay
And he wandered the streets in misery

"So take me down to my old town
Where the beer is brown and fine
Then lay me down on the cold hard ground
And leave me there to die"

"What a bloody hard life I've had"
Poor Danny's life was sad
What a bloody hard life he had

The people drank and Danny paid
He gave his money generously
Danny drank and Danny sang
He made the people heppy

"So take me down to my old town
Where the beer is brown and fine
Then lay me down on the cold hard ground
And leave me there to die"

"What a bloody hard life I've had"
Poor Danny's life was sad
What a bloody hard life he had

The nights grew cold as Danny grew old
And the old tree was laid bare
For Danny knew as the cold wind blew
The people didn't care

"So take me down to my old town
Where the beer is brown and fine
Then lay me down on the cold hard ground
And leave me there to die"

"What a bloody hard life I've had"
Poor Danny's life was sad
What a bloody hard life he had


(Gary Miller)

© 1988 Whippet Records

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Notes

The first song Gary wrote for The Whisky Priests, in 1985 at the age of 18, shortly after the band formed. It was also the first song The Whisky Priests officially recorded, at Prism Sounds, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in December 1985, specially for 'Twelve Go Mad in Durham...' a various artists compilation album of local Durham bands. This is the oldest of Gary's songs, and thus the oldest original Whisky Priests song, to be featured on these pages.

 

Releases (on Whippet Records unless otherwise stated)


Original Studio Version

Twelve Go Mad In Durham...

[Various Artists]

Vinyl LP (DB331, Durham Beat Records) 1986