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15 Rousing Irish Drinking Songs For Your Next Pub Crawl

Sláinte! (That means 'Cheers!')

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1. "The Wild Rover," Luke Kelly

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I've been a wild rover for many's a year/I've spent all me money on whiskey and beer!

2. "Whiskey-Bailey's-Guinness," Barleyjuice

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Oh, vodka's in the bottle and rum is in the flask/I've got a shot of brandy, and tequila in my glass/imported wines from off the vines will sometimes serve the task/but whiskey-Bailey's-Guinness will knock me on my ass!

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3. "7 Drunken Nights," The Dubliners

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Ah, you're drunk, you're drunk, you silly old fool.

4. "Drunken Sailor," Irish Rovers

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What will we do with a drunken sailor/what will we do with a drunken sailor/what will we do with a drunken sailor/early in the morning?

5. "Drink It Up Men," The Dubliners

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Drink it up, men/it's long after ten.

6. "Beer, Beer, Beer," The Clancy Brothers

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Look what he's done for us/he's filled us up with cheer/Lord bless Charlie Mopps/the man who invented beer!

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7. "Rocky Road to Dublin," The High Kings

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Took a drop of the pure/to keep my heart from sinking/that's the Paddy's cure/when he's on the drinking!

8. "Jug of Punch," The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

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Upon his knee, a pretty wench/aye, and on the table, a jug of punch!

9. "All For Me Grog," The Dubliners

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And it's all for me grog/me jolly, jolly, grog/all for my beer and tobacco!

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10. "Rare Old Mountain Dew," The Quare Fellas

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Away with your pills/it'll cure all ills/be you Christian, Pagan, or Jew/so take off your coat/and grease your throat/with a bucketful of mountain dew!

11. "Whiskey in the Jar," The Dubliners

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Musha ring dum a doo dum a dah/whack for my daddy-o/whack for my daddy-o/there's whiskey in the jar!

12. "Dicey Riley," The Dublin City Ramblers

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It's off each morning to the pub/and she drops in for another little drop!

13. "Streams of Whiskey," The Pogues

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I am going, I am going/where streams of whiskey are flowing!

14. "Whiskey, You're The Devil," The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem

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You're sweeter, stronger, decenter/you're spunkier than tea/oh, whiskey, you're me darlin'/drunk or sober!

15. "Bugger Off," The Dubliners

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Here's to the barkeeps and the waitresses who've been servin' you your beer/they've put up with your noxious breaths and your stupid drunken leers!

(Nothing like good ol' mock-hostility to end the night)!

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