Lyrics

Have you heard about the big strong man
He lived in a caravan
Have you heard about the Jeffery Johnston fight
Oh what a hell of a fight
You can take all the heavyweights you got
We got a lad who will beat the whole lot
He used to ring the bells in the Belfry
Now he's gonna fight Jack Dempsey

Was me brother Sylvest (What's he got)
A row of forty medals on his chest (Big chest)
Killed fifty bad men in the West
He knows no rest
Bigger the man
Hell's fire
Don't push
Just shove
Plenty of room for you and me
He's got an arm like a leg
And a punch that would sink a battle ship (Big ship)
It takes all the army and the navy
To put the wind up Sylvest

Well he thought he'd take a trip to Italy
And he thought that he'd go by sea
He jumped off the harbour in New York
And he swam like a man made of cork
He saw the Lusitania in distress (What he do)
He put the Lusitania on his chest (Big chest)
He drank all the water in the sea
And he walked all the way to Italy

That was me brother Sylvest (What's he got)
A row of forty medals on his chest (Big chest)
Killed fifty bad men in the West
He knows no rest
Bigger the man
Hell's fire
Don't push
Just shove
Plenty of room for you and me
He's got an arm like a leg
And a punch that would sink a battle ship (Big ship)
It takes all the army and the navy
To put the wind up Sylvest

Well he thought he'd take a trip to old Japan
And they turned out a whole brass band
He played every instrument they got
Like a lad sure he beat the whole lot
Now the old church bells will ring (Hells bells)
And the old church choir will sing (Hells choir)
They all turned out to say farewell
To my big brother Sylvest

That was me brother Sylvest (What's he got)
A row of forty medals on his chest (Big chest)
Killed fifty bad men in the West
He knows no rest
Bigger the man
Hell's fire
Don't push
Just shove
Plenty of room for you and me
He's got an arm like a leg
And a punch that would sink a battle ship (Big ship)
It takes all the army and the navy
To put the wind up Sylvest

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