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The fifth track from Bones in the Ocean, this is a Longest Johns Original written by Dave Robinson.


Lyrics

These lyrics are based on the version performed by the Longest Johns on their Album, Bones in the Ocean.

Buried under my feet there's a man I did meet,
(Tally roo ti-die roo aye-ay)
He sullied my name so I put him to sleep
(Tally roo ti-die roo-die-day)

Buried under the hill is a fella' I killed,
(Tally roo ti-die roo aye-ay)
I opened his throat for he looked at me ill
(Tally roo ti-die roo-die-day)

Hidden under my bed there's a woman I wed
(Tally roo ti-die roo aye-ay)
She was too hard to please, harder still now she's dead
(Tally roo ti-die roo-die-day)

Deep down under the sea, a crew of twenty three
(Tally roo ti-die roo aye-ay)
Those that see them now know from my banners to flee
(Tally roo ti-die roo-die-day)

{All Together}
So tell all who await that our temper is great
Tally roo ti-die roo aye-ay
Those who don't heed the word cast their hand to the fates
(Tally roo ti-die roo-die-day)