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The crack was a fun guy and raised cain all over Ireland and other places in the general area.

The Crack Was 90

(traditional Irish song with lyrics and chords)

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Weren’t we the rare oul stock, spent the evenin’ gettin’ locked

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In the Ace of Hearts, where the high stools were engaging

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Over the Butt Bridge, down by the dock, the boat she sailed at five o’clock

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Hurry boys said Whack, or before we’re there we’ll all be back,

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Carry him if you can, the Crack was ninety in the Isle of Man

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Before we reached the Alexander Base, the ding dong we did surely raise

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In the bar of the ship we had great sport, as the boat she sailed out of the port

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Landed up in the Douglas Head, inquired for a vacant bed

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The dining room we soon got show’d by a daecent woman up the road

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Lads eat it if you can, the crack was ninety in the Isle of Man

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Next morning we went for a ramble round, viewed the sights of Douglas Town

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Then we went for a mighty session, in a pub they call Dick Darbies

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We must ha’ been drunk by half-past three,

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To sober up we went swinimin’ in the sea

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Back to the digs for the spruce up and while waitin’ for the Rosie

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We all drew up our plan, the crack was ninety in the Isle of Man


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That night we went to the Texas Bar, came back down by horse and car

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Met Big Jim and all went in to drink some wine in Yates’s

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The Liverpool Judies it was said, were all to be found in the Douglas Head

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McShane was there in his suit and shirt, them foreign girls he was tryin’ to flirt

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Sayin’ Here girls I'm your man, the crack was ninety in the Isle of Man


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Whacker fancied his good looks, on an Isle of Man woman he was struck

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But a Liverpool lad was by her side, and he peggin’ the jar into her

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Whacker thought he’d take a chance, he asked the quare one out to dance

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‘Round the floor they stepped it out, and to Whack it was no bother

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Everythin’  goin’ to plan, the crack was ninety in the Isle of Man    


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The Isle of Man woman fancied Whack; Her man stood there ‘til his mates came back

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Whack! they all whacked into Whack, and Whack was whacked out on his. Back

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The Douglas police force arrived as well, banjoed a couple of belts as well

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Landed up in the Douglas jail, until the Dublin boat did sail

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Deported every man, the crack was ninety in the Isle of Man