#02520
Whiskey, You're The Devil (Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem)

     #887: YouTube video by threelegsoman ©2009
                   ~ Used with permission ~

Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray,
Over hills and mountains and to Americae;
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae,
O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober.

Oh, now, brave boys, we're on the march and off to Portugal and Spain,
The drums are beating, banners flying, the devil ahome will come tonight;
Love, fare thee well, with me tithery eye the doodelum the da,
Me tithery eye the doodelum the da, me rikes fall tour a laddie oh;
There's whiskey in the jar. Hey!

Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray,
Over hills and mountains and to Americae;
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae,
O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober.

Said the mother: "Do not wrong me, don't take my daughter from me;
For if you do I will torment you, and after death a ghost will haunt you."
Love, fare thee well, with me tithery eye the doodelum the da,
Me tithery eye the doodelum the da, me rikes fall tour a laddie oh;
There's whiskey in the jar. Hey!

Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray,
Over hills and mountains and to Americae;
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae,
O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober.

The French are fighting boldly, men dying hot and coldy;
Gives ev'ry man his flask of powder, his farlock on his shoulder.
Love, fare thee well, with me tithery eye the doodelum the da,
Me tithery eye the doodelum the da, me rikes fall tour a laddie oh;
There's whiskey in the jar. Hey!

Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray,
Over hills and mountains and to Americae;
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae,
O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober.

Whiskey, you're the devil, you're leadin' me astray,
Over hills and mountains and to Americae;
You're sweeter, stronger, decenter, you're spunkier than tae,
O whiskey, you're my darlin' drunk or sober.

####.... Traditional Irish drinking song first published in a collection of Irish drinking songs performed by The Clancy Brothers with ofttimes collaborator Tommy Makem (Come Fill Your Glass With Us - Irish Songs of Drinking & Blackguarding, Tradition Records, 1959; reissued in 1998) ....####
The YouTube video above features a 12-string guitar performance by Tony Archibald from Port St. Mary on the Isle of Man.

A variant was arranged and recorded by The Fables (Kings And Little Ones / The Fables, trk#12, 2006, recorded at the Stage House, St. Philip's, NL, and G-Street, St. John's, NL, by Lou McDonald, produced by Billy Sutton, Glenn Simmons, and Lou McDonald, and mixed at McDonald Brothers Audio, Deerlake, NL, by Billy Sutton and Lou McDonald).






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