Diddy Levine (Lynott)

In the later forties

When Diddy Levine lived with Eunice King

He gave her the ring that she wore

Janice the smiling daughter

Who came from a marriage way before

But Eunice was the father that she always saw

Though they never never never never told her

She always knew the score

You see kids were so much wiser after the wars

But Diddy hadn't have enough

She had to get some more

On a ration piece of paper, she wrote "Eunice, I'm not sure"

And with her child in her arms

She went looking for a fling

Besides, she didn't like the name Mrs. King

The first time that she heard Damper Dan

Was on the radio

Crooning at a volume that was way, way down low

Diddy was surprised to hear that Damper's name was Dan

Soon after he was a calling

And he asked, begged and pleaded for her hand

Damper's heart was dampened

When Diddy answered "no, no, no, no, no"

But if she changed her mind, she said "Dan, I'll let you know"

With her child in her arms

She went looking for man

Besides, she didn't like the name Damper Dan

Janice the smiling daughter grew up to be a teenage queen

Through all of her mother's lovers

She kept the name Levine

Behind the picture house she first made her scene

With a boy called Allister

Who was dating a friend called Celine

And Celine wasn't mad when Janice came in between

But Allister got scared when he heard

And he joined the USA Marines

Inheritance, you see, runs through every family

Who is to say what is to be is any better

Over and over it goes, goodness and badness winds blow

Over and over, over and over

Over and over and over and over and over and over and over

The good and the bad winds blow