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GUEST,Sonja Lyr Add: I'll 'Ave Guinness Free (Innesfree parody (10) Lyr Add: I'LL 'AVE GUINNESS FREE (parody) 11 Mar 02

I'll admit that the "Guiness free" idea is far from original. I saw reference to it in other threads about "Isle of Innisfree." I didn't have anything but that phrase, so I wrote this parody of "My Isle of Innisfree." There are no doubt better parodies of it about, but since I don't know them, 'ere's this 'un.


(Parody of "Isle of Innisfree" by William Butler Yeats; Tune: "Dreams of Alwyn"
Parody lyrics by Sonja W. Oates © 2001)

I've met some folks who say that I'm drinker,
And I've no doubt there's truth in what they say,
But, sure, body's bound to be drinker
When 'e's got aches and pains and bills to pay.
A precious thing is drinking in an ale house.
It takes yer mind off work and misery,
Especially when somebody buys a round f'r all,
And I'm in 'eav'n, 'cause I'll 'ave Guinness free..

But draughts don't last, too soon ye reach the bottom,
And soon I'm back to stern reality.
But, though the paths to it were thorn'd and winding,
I'd choose to go where I'll 'ave Guinness free.. (Repeat last line)

(Guitar only)

I wonder if man can find in heaven
All the sweet things denied 'im 'ere below.
They say the music there is sung by angels--
Per'aps the ale there also freely flows.
So, when the bonds of this old earth I shrug off,
My dear old pub perhaps I will behold,
The mates I love around the old bar gathered,
With bended elbows singing songs of old.
So to prepare for meeting old St. Peter
I'll go to mass and say my rosary,
So when I take my leave of earthly sorrows
I sure will go where I'll 'ave Guinness free.


Redundant line breaks removed. --JoeClone, 21-Mar-03.

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