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She was young, she was pure, she was new, she was nice
She was fair, she was sweet seventeen
       F                           C         Am
He was old, he was vile, and no stranger to vice
        D                        G
He was base, he was bad, he was mean
         C                 F
He had slyly inveigled her up to his flat
    Dm                      G
To view his collection of stamps
        C          F           C          Am
And he said as he hastened to put out the cat
     F                       G
The wine, his cigar and the lamps

Have some madeira, m'dear
You really have nothing to fear
     F                             C           Am
I'm not trying to tempt you, that wouldn't be right
      D                          G
You shouldn't drink spirits at this time of night
Have some madeira, m'dear
It's really much nicer than beer
   F                          C             Am
I don't care for sherry, one cannot drink stout
     D                    G
And port is a wine I can well do without
      C        F          C         Am
It's simply a case of chacun a son gout
 F            G       C
Have some madeira, m'dear

Unaware of the wiles of the snake-in-the-grass
And the fate of the maiden who topes
     F                         C           Am
She lowered her standards by raising her glass
     D                         G
Her courage, her eyes and his hopes
     C                              F
She sipped it, she drank it, she drained it, she did
     Dm                   G
He promptly refilled it again
        C          F        C               Am
And he said as he secretly carved one more notch
        F                       G
On the butt of his gold-headed cane

Have some madeira, m'dear,
I've got a small cask of it here
     F                           C            Am
And once it's been opened, you know it won't keep
    D                     G
Do finish it up, it will help you to sleep
Have some madeira, m'dear,
It's really an excellent year
    F                          C           Am
Now if it were gin, you'd be wrong to say yes
    D                       G
The evil gin does would be hard to assess
   C             F          C          Am
Besides it's inclined to affect me prowess
 F           G        C
Have some madeira, m'dear

Then there flashed through her mind what her mother had said
With her antepenultimate breath
         F                            C            Am
"Oh my child, should you look on the wine that is red
       D                           G
Be prepared for a fate worse than death"
     C                         F
She let go her glass with a shrill little cry
  Dm                            G
Crash! tinkle! it fell to the floor
        C                F            C         Am
When he asked, "What in Heaven?" she made no reply
        F                        G
Up her mind, and a dash for the door

Have some madeira, m'dear,
Rang out down the hall loud and clear
      F                   C              Am
A tremulous cry that was filled with despair
        D                            G
As she paused to take breath in the cool midnight air
Have some madeira, m'dear,
The words seemed to ring in her ear
   F                         C          Am
Until the next morning, she woke up in bed
         D                      G
With a smile on her lips and an ache in her head
        C           F             C           Am
And a voice in her ear 'ole that tickled and said
 F           G        C
Have some madeira, m'dear

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SgurrnaCiche 124 Feb 23, 2016 07:58 AM

I can't do the accent and my guitar's not a piano but then I have that problem with Jerry Lee Lewis too.

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SgurrnaCiche 124 Feb 25, 2016 03:13 AM

Oh and as I sang I remembered it's " a beard in her ear'ole" at the end.

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SgurrnaCiche 124 Mar 14, 2016 03:19 AM

So I've learned it but I can't sing it. I've liked this song for 40 years but when I've started singing it I've realised it's a cheerful song about date rape and it feels nasty. I'm putting together a new last verse with a vastly different ending.

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