martini man lyrics – david slater

i love a little tanqueray, with an olive, not a twist,
and just a hint of dry vermouth, sprayed on like irish mist.
i’ll have one in the morning just to make my day go well,
and two more in the evening, so i can give it h*ll.
’cause i’m a m..m..m..martini man,
i’ll have me one or two when i can,
i’ve had fifty years of life, got two boys and a lovely wife,
i’m a dyed in the wool, martini man.

i came to these green pastures when i was but a lad,
an african who loved his beer, a little, just a tad,
but you know those bmo bankers, martini-swilling w*nkers,
’twasn’t long before i was a bar-room grad.

now i’m a m..m..m..martini man,
i’ll take them baby, any way i can,
i’ve had fifty years of life, two big sons and a little wife,
i’m a larger than life, martini man.

but oh my god that banking, it was a dreadful bore,
so i started selling houses, a realtor to the core.
and with every sale i made, i’d take me off into the shade,
and have another dry one, that’s the law!!

’cause i’m a m..m..m..martini man,
don’t knock me, cause that’s just the way i am.
i’ve had fifty years of life, got two sons and a lovely wife,
i’m an obstinate, intemperate, obdurate, inveterate,
one is not enough,
martini man!!

/ david slater lyrics