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John A. Barry

The Lyrics

* "Amonti'' is short for Amontillado, a type of dry sherry; sack is also a dry sherry. A sackbut is a Medieval-Renaissance trombone; the misspelling is intentional, because a butt is a large barrel equal to 108 imperial gallons. A firkin is a British unit of volume, equal to 1/4 barrel.

Sherry; not port!

Oh I just do love dry sherry,
Especially a good Amonti'.*
'Cause I'm a sackman,
Yeah, I'm a sackman

'Bout 15 percent alcohol—
Be careful I don't drink it all.
'Cause I'm a sackman,
Yeah, I'm a sackman.

Like it dry as tar—can't stand the sweet.
If I sip too much, I miss the seat.
Some like it ice-cold; I take it neat.
Drink too much and walk. . .I cross my feet.
'Cause I'm a sackman,
Yeah, I'm a sackman.

[Sackbutt* solo]

A friend once confused it with port
(Sackman: That stuff's swill, son).
The blow made quite a loud report
(Smashed him in the teeth).
'Cause I'm a sackman,
Yeah, I'm a sackman.

I don't add ice; I'll tell you why:
Beware! It will not be as dry.
'Cause I'm a sackman
Yeah, I'm a sackman
A firkin* is never enough for me.

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Johnny D - July 06, 2004 - Report this comment
I'm more of a cognac man myself, but this parody shows refined taste.
John Barry - July 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, JD.
Green Bloodied Hound Dogs - July 06, 2004 - Report this comment
What's The Difference Between Saxman & Sackman?

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