A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety

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Come swish around, my pretty punk
And keep me dancing still
That I may be a sober man
Although I drink my fill
Sobriety is a jewel
That I do much adore
And therefore keep me dancing
While drunkards lie and snore

O mind your feet, O mind your feet
Keep dancing like a wave
And under every dancer
A dead man in his grave
No ups and downs, my pretty
A mermaid, not a punk
A drunkard is a dead man
And all dead men are drunk

A Drunken Man's Praise Of Sobriety
Written byW.B. Yeats & Declan MacManus
Performed byElvis Costello
Produced byElvis Costello & Kevin Killen
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, all instruments
RecordedDecember 1992, Pathway Studios, London
ReleasedFebruary 21, 1994
AlbumsBrutal Youth (Rhino reissue), 2002
SinglesSulky Girl, 1994
13 Steps Lead Down (US/Australia), 1994
Length1:06

Only known performance:
September 6, 1992, Dublin, Ireland
     (0 known performance)


Sulky Girl singleSulky Girl UK CD single front insert.jpg

13 Steps Lead Down single13 Steps Lead Down UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Brutal YouthBY album cover large.jpg

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