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Uncle Walter

  • (Tom Gala)

    My Uncle Walter shot his wife
    They put him in jail for the rest of his life
    He sent me a sail-boat, made in his cell
    And a card for my birthday, wishing me well

    He was a sailor during the war
    When he got ashore, he'd wreck half the bars
    They sent him his papers, a bad time I guess
    Said, he wasn't the worst one but he wasn't the best

    The few times I saw him, everyone cried
    They let him out sometimes if a relative died
    He offered up both hands to my questioning eyes
    With a plain-clothes policeman on his left and his right

    I knew a man called Billy, he was good to me
    Got his face cut real bad and from then on was mean
    Maybe Uncle Walter was the same kind of guy
    Got cut up real bad once, deep down inside

    Repeat 1

    (as sung by Iain MacKintosh)

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