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Barley and Grape Rag

This song is by Rory Gallagher and appears on the album Calling Card (1976) and on the album Wheels Within Wheels (2003).

Well 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 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
'Cause 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 all right
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 all right
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

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