Mike's Big Book of Songs

Race That Train - Mrs. Quinn's Daughter

mrs quinn is dancing with her daughter
while the men stare at them from their bar stools
she's a pretty young thing and mrs quinn has taught her
that all those men are fools

the fiddler in the band is all fingers and thumbs
and you can't hear a thing over that kid playing the drums
but the more you drink the better it sounds
dancing down at the community hall
what you waiting for, what you waiting for
if you don't know the steps, listen to the caller

grandma's drinking stout and she's drinking steady
she says "be a good son, go get me one more"
when grandma passes out, she's heavy
it takes three men to pick her off the floor

the band plays a reel and the whistle takes the line
and the fiddle tries to follow but he gets left behind
but the more you drink the better it sounds
dancing down at the community hall
what you waiting for, what you waiting for
if you don't know the steps, listen to the caller

the fiddler in the band is all fingers and thumbs
and you can't hear a thing over that kid playing the drums
but the more you drink the better it sounds
dancing down at the community hall
what you waiting for, what you waiting for
if you don't know the steps, listen to the caller
what you waiting for, what you waiting for
dancing down at the community hall
what you waiting for, what you waiting for
if you don't know the steps, listen to the caller

©1997 Mike West

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