Oh, Maureen (Black 47)

“Oh, Maureen” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Oh, Maureen” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Larry Kirwan.
Tune: Larry Kirwan.


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Maureen got married to a sanitation worker.
She’s livin’ out in Brooklyn with her mother-in-law.
When her old man’s sleepin’, Maureen comes creepin’
Down to the local bar.
She stands there by the juke box in her violent lipstick,
Givin’ all the old men heart attacks.
Oh, Maureen, dial my number, baby.
You know that I will always take you back.

Beat me. Whip me. Make me write bad checks.
Oh, I’d do anything for you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you.
You know I’m out there waitin’ for you somewhere.
I can feel the steam comin’ off of you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you. C’mon.

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Maureen, I never stopped thinkin’ about you,
Though you kicked me out on the street, sayin’,
“Take your songs and your Stratocaster.
See if they’re half as good as me.”
Then one night out on the road, called you on a payphone.
“Forgive me, darlin’. I’ll be back in a week.”
A voice said, “Hey, stupid, she wants a man, not a kid.”
Maureen is comin’ back to Canarsie with me.”

Beat me. Whip me. Make me write bad checks.
Oh, I’d do anything for you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you.
You know I’m out there waitin’ for you somewhere.
I can feel the steam comin’ off of you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you. Yeah.

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Oh, oh, oh, Maureen, you just don’t know how I feel.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, Maureen, I think I’m ready to scream.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, Maureen, you just don’t know how I feel.
Oh, oh, oh, oh, Maureen.

Oh, Maureen, just the very thought of you
Makes me weak at the knees.
Just passin’ by our old apartment
Sends my body shiverin’.
Throwin’ caution to the wind, I’m comin’ back to Brooklyn.
I’m gonna save you from yourself.
Put on your violent lipstick. Meet me by the fire escape.
Can’t bear to think about you wrapped around somebody else.

Beat me. Whip me. Make me write bad checks.
Oh, I’d do anything for you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you.
You know I’m out there waitin’ for you somewhere.
I can feel the steam comin’ off of you.
Oh, Maureen, don’t be so mean.
You know I’ll always be in lust with you. C’mon.

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