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Saturday Night

  • (Tom Paxton)

    Saturday night and the bar is packed
    The drinks are watered and the cards are stacked
    The whores are grinning with their faces cracked
    And the gamblers cursing the horses they backed
    Saturday night and the bar is jammed
    We've got our table and the rest be damned
    The waiters are hovering near at hand
    We're loaded earlier than we planned
    And some damn fool is starting a fight
    Why does he wait for Saturday night

    'Cos Mary and Eddie are busy indeed
    Making up for lost time in the rear
    And George is beginning to sweat while a stranger
    Is sticking her tongue in his ear
    Now Dave is explaining the next revolution
    Someone is granting the crowd absolution
    Whoever is running her foot up my leg
    I love you

    Saturday night and the juke box roars
    Off in the corner the sound of snores
    My head is ringing with noise and smoke
    And somebody's ordering Scotch and Coke
    Saturday night and my friends are blind
    They're rocking the table to blow my mind
    I don't know why but I'm on my knees
    Showing McColl how an ape climbs trees
    And some damn fool is starting a fight
    Why does he wait for Saturday night

    'Cos Mary and Eddie are busy indeed
    Making up for lost time in the rear
    And George is beginning to faint while the stranger
    Is sticking her tongue in his ear
    Now Dave is conducting the next revolution
    Someone is granting the crowd absolution
    Whoever is running her foot up my leg
    I love you
    And why do I love Saturday night

    'Cos Mary and Eddie are being arrested
    For making up time in the rear
    And George is out calling a cab with the stranger
    Who still has her tongue in his ear
    Now Dave has abandoned the next revolution
    Someone is cancelling his absolution
    Whoever is running her foot up my leg
    I love you

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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  • german [1973:] Man gehe am Samstagabend in irgendeine Groß- oder Vorstadtkneipe - Menschen und Situationen wie diese sind die gleichen. (Notes Iain MacKintosh, 'By Request')

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