THE NONRETURNABLE YANK (Paul OBrien)

 

We once met a man from Idaho

We asked him to leave, but he didnt want to go

Ill tell you the story every word is true,

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

We were sitting in the kitchen by the old turf fire

The girls were singing just like a choir

In came a Yank and said How do you do?

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

He was singing along to beat the band

But then he started getting out of hand

With yells and whoops he hadnt a clue

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

He sang us a song of Mother Macree

And looking for his roots over the sea

We wanted to flush him down the loo

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

One of the lads said Youve stayed too long,

And youre so weak and Im so strong,

Were leaving now without ado

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

Well he moaned and cried just like a child,

Lost his composure, went really wild,

We had to show him the billiard cue,

Idaho and Id a hoe too.

 

Three days later were in the plane

Theo didnt know what the Yank was saying

We all had a laugh with the cabin crew,

Idaho and Id a hoe too.