I'M THE MAN THAT BURIED FLANAGAN
 
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Why the Missus had been grumbling at me all the day and night;
So I wrapped myself up in a sheet and gave her such a fright.
I took me garden spade and toddled up beside her bed,
And when she shouted: 'Who are you?' I looked at her and said:

Chorus: 'I'm the man that buried Flanagan.
He'll never see the Isle of Man again.
I laid him by with Mister McKay,
And K-E-double-L-Y.
I'm the man that buried Flanagan,
And at night when the shadows fall,
Ooh his ghost will rise and he's making googoo eyes
At the girl in the clogs and shawl.'

Her eyes stood out like coconuts; she gave a fearful yell.
And shouted out: 'Alas! Poor Flanagan, I knew him well.
He used to take me out,' she said, 'and kiss me snow-white brow.'
When my old woman told me this, I said to her 'Wow-wow!

Chorus: For I'm the man that buried Flanagan.
He'll never see the Isle of Man again.
I laid him by with Mister McKay,
And K-E-double-L-Y.
I'm the man that buried Flanagan,
And at night when the shadows fall,
Ooh his ghost will rise and he's making googoo eyes
At the girl in the clogs and shawl.'

These words of my old woman absolutely turned my brain.
I felt myself go up the pole right up and down again.
And when she shouted: 'Flanagan, oh come to me as 'fore
I smacked her on the bedstead with me spade and said once more:

Chorus: 'I'm the man that buried Flanagan.
He'll never see the Isle of Man again.
I laid him by with Mister McKay,
And K-E-double-L-Y.
I'm the man that buried Flanagan,
And at night when the shadows fall,
Ooh his ghost will rise and he's making googoo eyes
At the girl in the clogs and shawl.'

Repeat Chorus:

 
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Performed by Billy Williams (1877-1915)
From monologues.co.uk Music Hall Lyrics Collection
 
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