GREGOR WANTED A FUNNY GUITAR
by Clancy O’Lafferty
Gregor went down to Qatar
To buy him a funny guitar
An Arabian lady was playin’ so grand
One night at a Frenchman’s bar
The girl had a scarf on her head
And another was danciin’ by heck
Gregor said, “by gum I’m buyin’ me one
And a dancer as well if I can!”‘
When he spied a good shop in Doha
He muttered, “by gory aha!
Now that one there is the same or I’m lame
as the dame in the Frenchman’s bar!
“Now how many Royals is that?”
And he smiled like a Chesire cat
He looked round the room as he whistled a tune
But the price made his whistle fall flat
Gregor said, “I”ll try to be nice
And I’ll pay but a third of your price”
If you throw in a dancer, a belly dance prancer
You know the kind that I like.
Tis here in the land of Qatar,
You invented them funny guitars
And the dancers as well, them she devils from hell
That I love in the Frenchman’s bar
Their navels that rotate so slowly
And hips with a mind of their own see?
Well, it all started here and they sell lots of beer
And I’ll open a pub up in Derry”
Well, the owner he showed him the door
With a boot to his butt and he swore
“Allah give you some lashes instead of silk sashes
And all of these sins you adore!”
“You know that these all started here?
Gregor pointed his finger and jeered
The navels, the teats and the swivelling hips
And the oldest concoctions for beer!
I know that you secretly love em
And you think that yer somehow above em
Tis money yer after you git fiddle crafter
Now take yer fine profits and shove em!”