poco's Friday Theme Song

Apparently "Harry Rag" is slang for a cigarette. Anyways, this Kinks song came up on my iPod's shuffle this morning and I love it... a lot. If there weren't other people in my office I'd be singing it right now.

Ah Tom is young and Tom is bold
Tom is as bold as the knights of old
But whenever he gets in a bit of a jam
There's nothing he won't do to get a harry rag.

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Harry rag, harry rag,
Do anything just to get a harry rag
And he curses himself for the life he's led
Rolls himself a harry rag and puts himself to bed.

Ah Tom's old ma is a dying lass
Soon they all reckon she'll be pushin' up the grass
And her bones might ache and her skin might sag
But she's still got the strength to have a harry rag.

Harry rag, harry rag,
Do anything just to get a harry rag
And she curses herself for the life she's led
Rolls herself a harry rag and puts herself to bed.

Ah bless you tax man, bless you all.
You may take some but you never take it all
But if I give it all, I won't feel sad
Long as I've got enough to buy a harry rag.

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Harry rag, harry rag,
Do anything just to get a harry rag
And I curse myself for the life I've led
Roll myself a harry rag and put myself to bed.

Ah the smart young ladies of the land
Can't relax without a harry in their hand
And they light one up and they boast and brag,
So content because they got a harry rag.

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Harry rag, harry rag,
Do anything just to get a harry rag
And they'll light one up and they'll boast and brag,
So content because they got a harry rag.

Harry rag, harry rag,
I'll do anything just to get a harry rag,
And I curse myself for the life I've led
Roll myself a harry rag and put myself to bed.

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If only it wasn't so short! Oh well... [puts on repeat]

What are you listening to today?

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