The Night Out

by Monkey See Monkey Do

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Like A Hobo 03:07
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Superfly 03:41
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It was a rainy afternoon, Alexander found his way Upon the crew of a square-rigged ship, that was anchored in the bay He had spent many an evening, dreaming of the sea A life of glory and plunder, a life he could live free He stepped a foot aboard The Fox, to live the life he’d dreamed His cutlass skills could not be matched by any colonial fiend With a better beard than Edward Teach, and a shot that was dead straight He very quickly earned the name Alexander the Great Chorus Alex was a wicked man, feared across the sea But if you’re holding a hand grenade, stick to drinking tea He knew the dangers he would face, the scurvy, sword and shot But he never knew his death would come from the perils of being bored For a sailor stuck beneath the deck can’t do much for fun But surround themselves in liquor and drown themselves in rum After many a glass of rum, to pass the dragging time The crew decided they would act a trial for Alex’s crimes The men found Alex guilty and although it was in jest The punishment for piracy was to hang from the neck till death Alex in his drunken state didn’t know this was not true He turned to one of his crew mates and ran the bastard through He pulled the pin off a hand grenade and threw it at the judge He relieved his neighbour of his arm with one near perfect cut Chorus Alex was put on trial for real and he was found guilty To throw a grenade at the captain looks a lot like mutiny Alex was hung from the mizzenmast as punishment for his crimes Boredom killed that foolish man, long before his time Chorus
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What shall we do with the drunken sailor, early in the morning? Hooray and up she rises, early in the morning Buy a round of drinks til he's hung over, early in the morning. Hooray and up she rises, early in the morning Cook him eggs and bacon 'til he's sober, early in the morning. My son John was tall and slim, and he had a leg for every limb. But now he's got no legs at all 'cause they were both shot away by a cannon ball. Do rum rye and a bottle diddle di and a whack for ma diddle up a do rum rye. Were you drunk, or were you blind, to leave your two fine legs behind, Or was it walking upon the sea that took your legs from the ground to the knee? Do rum rye and a bottle diddle di and a whack for ma diddle up a do rum rye. I wasn't drunk, I wasn't blind to leave my two fine legs behind. It was a cannon ball on the 5th of May that took my two fine legs away. Do rum rye and a bottle diddle di and a whack for ma diddle up a do rum rye. Captain dear how have you been, tell me man what have you seen? Heard any news of my son John, is he alive or is he gone? Do rum rye and a bottle diddle di and a whack for ma diddle up a do rum rye. My son John was tall and slim, and he had a leg for every limb. But now he's got no legs at all 'cause you can't win a race with a cannon ball. Do rum rye and a bottle diddle di and a whack for ma diddle up a do rum rye.

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released January 9, 2019

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Monkey See Monkey Do is a bunch of trained primates from the urban jungles of Southampton. They go bananas for folk-ish music with influences from bluegrass to Irish trad.

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