ALL FOR ME GROG

chorus
Well, it's all for me grog, me jolly, jolly grog,
It's all for me beer and tobacco,
For I spent all me tin on the lassies drinkin' gin,
Far across the western ocean I must wander.

Where are me boots? Me noggin', noggin' boots!
They're all gone for beer and tobacco,
For the heels are all worn out, and the toes are kicked about,
And the soles are looking out for better weather. chorus

Where is me shirt? Me noggin', noggin' shirt!
It's all gone for beer and tobacco,
For the collar is all worn, and the sleeves they all are torn,
The tail is looking out for better weather. chorus

I'm sick in the head and I haven't been to bed,
Since first I came ashore from me slumber,
For I spent all me dough on the lassies, don't ya' know,
Far across the western ocean I must wander. chorus

extra verse by Jim Hancock:
Well. our money was all spent, so to our ship we went,
The sea, it looked like whiskey; 'twas an omen,
For we set out to find Cathay, but we washed up far away,
On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond. chorus


Oh, you take the high road and I'll take the low road,
And I'll be in Scotland afore ye,
Where me and my true love will never meet again,
On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond. chorus

 

arrangement and extra verse (c) 1992 Jim Hancock


G Major (2:49)
Jim Lillquist hammered dulcimer
Joyce Lillquist autoharp
Jim Hancock guitar, voice

 

As performed on the recordings:
Good Companions and
Rolling Home

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