Bobby Darin

The ER-I-EE Was A’Rising

 


 


 

 

   We were forty miles from Albany

      Forget it I never shall

      What a terrible storm we had one night

      On the ER-I-EE Canal.

     

      We were forty miles from Albany

      Forget it I never shall

      What a terrible storm we had one night

      On the ER-I-EE Canal.

     

      Ooh ... the ER-I-EE was risin'

      And the gin was gettin’ low

      And I scarcely think

      We'll get a little drink

      'til we get to Buffalo

      'til we get to Buffalo.

     

      We were loaded down with barley

      And the crew was full of rye

      And the captain he looked down at me

      With a strange look in his eye.

     

      The ER-I-EE was risin'

      And the gin was gettin’ low

      And I scarcely think

      We'll get a little drink

      'til we get to Buffalo

      'til we get to Buffalo.

     

      Now ... the cook she was a grand old gal

      She wore a ragged dress

      So we hoisted her upon the pole

      As a signal of distress.

     

      The ER-I-EE was risin'

      And the gin was gettin’ low

      And I scarcely think

      We'll get a little drink

      'til we get to Buffalo

      'til we get to Buffalo.

     

      Now ... the girls they're in the Police Gazette

      And the crew wound up in jail

      And I'm the only son of a sea cook

      Left to tell the tale.

 

      Ooh ... the ER-I-EE was risin'

      And the gin was gettin' low

      And I scarcely think

      We'll get a little drink

      'til we get to Buffalo

      'til we get to Buffalo. 

     

      Ooh ... the ER-I-EE was risin'

      And the gin was gettin' low

      And I scarcely think

      We'll get a little drink

      'til we get to Buffa … get to Buffalo …

      Get to Buffalo ...

     

      Ooh … the ER-I-EE was risin’ …

 

 
 
 
Lyrics transcribed Marilyn Brown and Donna Carter     

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