Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' the Day

Great Big Sea, "The Night Pat Murphy Died" from Play (The Last Angry Irishman)

"As Mrs. Murphy sat in the corner pouring out her grief,
Kelly and his gang came tearing down the street,
They went into an empty room and a bottle of whiskey stole,
And put the bottle with the corpse to keep that whiskey cold!

"That's how they showed their respect for Paddy Murphy,
That's how they showed their honor and their pride,
They said it was a sin, a shame and they winked at one another,
And every drink in the place was full the night Pat Murphy died!…"

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