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St. Olav's Gate
Tom Russell Lyrics

Drinking black market vodka in the back of the Scottsman's saloon
Then it's red meat and whiskey like a coyote drunk on the moon
Outside in Oslo the buskers' all sing the same tune
And it's Waltzin' Matilda while the bagpipes play old Clare de Lune

She was a lady, she came down from Bergen she said
She spoke little English, they laughed and drank whiskey instead
In the mornin' he found it, a rose with a note on his plate
It said, "meet me at midnight on the corner of St. Olav's Gate"

[Repeat: x2]
Here's to the ladys you love and don't see again
The night is warm whiskey, the mornin's a cold bitter wind
The blue eyed madonna leaves town while the drunken man waits
Leaves him standing alone in the shadows of St. Olav's Gate

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: TOM RUSSELL

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Joe Costello

Fantastic performance every time l was privileged to see Tom and Andrew preform in Ireland kilkenny, and rosgrea. What a story teller and performer

Pieter van Niekerk

My goodness ... a well written song ... simple and beautiful


Beautiful. Rest in Power Nanci.

Trang Pham

Thanks for posting. One of my favorite songs of Tom Russell.


Just gorgeous.

Ric A

Nothing like a duo of Nanci & Tom.........Sweet Nanci, the kindergarten teacher from Seguin


simply beautiful..X


Is that Tom doing the solo? Lovely.

W Wil

Two beautiful towns in Norway 🇳🇴

Trond Solem

not many songs by american songwriters about the city Oslo. Its a great one too.

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