The Outcast Band Lyrics


Queen Of The South

Pull your chairs up closer all you traveling men
And pour yourselves another drink I've got a tale to tell
I've had my hour of glory, I've had my hour of pain
But they soon forget your story
And they soon forget your name
I built her out in Silvertown in a burned out factory
And we sailed her out of North Reach
For the whole damn world to see

And oh, she breaks my heart now
She's all tied down in chains
She was the prettiest ship I ever saw
And the Queen of the South was her name

I sailed her out of Mexico
To San Francisco Bay
Carried whisky out of Oakland
To the port of Adelaide
Bought diamonds out of Cairo
Gold from Bombay
And we rode her into Capetown
Right through a hurricane

And the money went down & the cards dealt round
With the beer & the wine
We staggered & fell as drunk as hell
Lost & blind

And oh, she breaks my heart now
She's all tied down in chains
She was the prettiest ship I ever saw
And the Queen of the South was her name

I met a little showgirl down in Galveston
I could have got married but I had to sail on
I told her I was leaving vever told her why
And I left her there drowning
In the river she cried

Oh, there are times I think of her
But I was just so young
The night was falling the sea was calling
And I had to sail on
And it breaks my heart to remember
I left her crying in the rain
But I was leaving on the prettiest ship
And the Queen of the South
Was her name




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