The Pleasures of Life

Lead Vocal- Alan; Guitars- Alan,Phil; Bass- Phil; Mandolin-Jan; Backing Vocals- Jan, Helen, Phil; Flute- Laura; Mandola- Tony

Many good friends have been toasted
By those who’re no longer here
We’ll drink to their memory in whisky
And chase it all down with strong
I remember the times that she loved me
She held me so close in her arms
She laughed with her blue eyes upon me
And I tasted all of her charms 

Chorus
 For the pleasures of life are so easy
 To let slip away in a glance
 Come take my hand my darling
 It’s time that we joined in the dance 

There are some who have called me a rover
Too carefree for many a man
But I won’t submit to their judgement
I won’t fall in with their plans
There are friends that I’ve meet on my travels
On hot summer nights in Spain
We’d say farewell to our sorrows
If we were there drinking again

Chorus 

For I like the taste of malt whisky
And I love the taste of good beer
The friends and the crack are just splendid
There’s many a time of good cheer 

Chorus

Many good friends have been toasted.
By those who’re no longer here
We’ll drink to their memory in whisky
And chase it all down with beer

© Copyright 1997 & 2001 Alan Mclean & Alec Burbidge 

© The Crow Road Band 2018