Seven Nations Crooked Jack Lyrics

Big Dog Track Listing
  • 1 Under the Milky Way
  • 2 Crooked Jack
  • 3 The Mountains of Pomeroy / Garrett Barry's / Snug in a Blanket / Iain's Jig / Clumsy Lover / Itchy Fingers
  • 4 Finsh Line
  • 5 Our Day Will Come
  • 6 Johnny Cope / Fermoy Lasses / Jerusalem Rap
  • 7 Blackleg Miner / Mairi Anne MacInnes
  • 8 The Selling of Waternish
  • 9 Big Dog / Trip to Pakistan
  • 10 Finish Line (reprise)
  • Crooked Jack
    (Traditional; arranged by Seven Nations)

    Come on Irishmen both young and old
    With adventure in your soul
    There are better ways to spend your days
    Then by working down a hole

    I was tall and true all of 6 foot 2
    Til they broke me across my back
    By a name I'm known that is not my own
    For they call me crooked Jack

    And I curse the day I went away
    To work on those hydro dams
    All our sweat and tears our hopes and fears
    Bound up with shuttering jams

    For I've seen men old before their time
    Their faces worn and gray
    But I never thought that I myself
    Would soon be the self same way

    And they say that honest toil is good
    For the body and the soul
    But I'll tell you boys it's for sweat and blood
    That they want you down the hole

    Written by: D Behan

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