Moore Christy - Joxter Goes To Stuttgart Chords & Tabs


Joxter Goes To Stuttgart Chords & Tabs

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Joxter Goes To Stuttgart Chords

Joxter Goes To Stuttgart
by Christy Moore

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It was in the year of '88 in the lovely month of June
When the gadflies were swarming and dogs howling at the moon
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With rosary beads and sandwiches for Stuttgart we began
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Joxter packed his German phrasebook and jump leads for the van

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Some of the lads had never been away from home before
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'Twas the first time Whacker put his foot outside of Inchicore
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Before goin into Europe we knew we'd need a plan
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And we all agreed that Joxter was the man to drive the van

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In Germany the autobahn, 'twas like the Long Mile Road
There was every make of car and van all carrying the full load
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Ford Transits and Hi-Aces and a Bedford from Tralee
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With the engine overheating from long hauling duty free

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There were fans from Ballyfermot, Ballybock and Ballymun
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On the journey of a lifetime, and the crack was ninety-one
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Joxter met a German's daughter on the banks of the river Rhine
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And he told her she'd be welcome in Ballyfermot any time

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As soon as we found Stuttgart we got the wagons in a ring
Sean Og got out the banjo and Peter played the mandolin
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There were fans there from everywhere excited by the sound
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At the first Fleadh Ceoil in Europe, and Joxter passed the flagon round
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Well the session it was over when we'd finished all the stout
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The air mattresses inflated and the sleeping bags rolled out
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As one by one we fell asleep poor Joxter had a dream
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He dreamt himself and Jack Charlton sat down to pick the team

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He dreamt they both agreed on Packie Bonner straightaway
And Moran, Whelan and McGrath were certainly to play
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But tempers they began to rise and patience wearing thin
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Jack wanted Cascarino but Joxter wanted Quinn

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The dream turned into a nightmare, Joxter stuck the head in Jack
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Who wanted to bring Johnny Giles and Eamon Dunphy back
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The cock crew in the morning, he crew both loud and shrill
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Joxter woke up in his sleeping bag many miles from Spencer Hill

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The next morning none of the papers gave us the slightest chance
They said the English team would lead us on a merry dance
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With their Union Jacks the English fans for victory were set
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Until Ray Houghton got the ball and he stuck it in the net

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What happened next is history, brought tears to many eyes
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That day will be the highlight of many people's lives
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Joxter climbed right over the top and the last time he was seen
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Was arm in arm with Jackie Charlton singing, Revenge for Skibereen

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Now Whacker's back in Inchicore, he's living with his mam
And Jack Charlton has been proclaimed an honorary Irishman
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Do you remember the German's daughter on the banks of the river Rhine?
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She showed up in Ballyfermot and things are looking fine

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Que sera, sera
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Whatever will be, will be
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The future's not ours to see
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Que sera, sera

Tabbed by : Colin Kennedy
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