Big Strong Man Chords & Tabs
Wolfe Tones Chords & Tabs
Submitted by Dotsey
THE WOLFE TONES
BIG STRONG MAN
Traditional, Arranged by The Wolfe Tones
This is a song which was made famous all over the world
through the Irish (traitors) in the British army.
Have you heard about the big strong man; He lives in a caravan
Have you heard about the Jeffery Johnson fight; oh what a hell of a fight
You can take all the heavyweights you got; we got a lad who can beat the whole lot
He used to ring the bells in the bellfry; now he's gonna fight Jack Dempsey
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was me brother Sylvest (whats he got)
a row of forty medals on his chest (big chest)
He killed fifty bad men in the west he knows no rest
think of the man hell's fire don't push just shove plenty of room for you and me.
He's got an arm, like a leg (a ladys leg)
and a punch that would sink a battle ship (big ship)
it takes all the army and the navy to put the wind up Sylvest
He thought he'd take a trip to Italy; he thought that he'd go by sea.
He hoped off the harbour in New York; he swan like a man-made cork
He saw the Lusitania is distress; (What he do) Put the Lusitania on his chest,
He drank all the water in the sea; Then he walked all the way to Italy.
He thought he'd take a trip to old Japan; They turned out the whole brass band
He played every instrument they'd got; Like a lad sure he beat the whole lot.
Now the old church bells will ring (hells bells); The old church choir will sing (hells choir)
They all turned out to say farewell, To my big brother Sylvest.