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Lyr Req: Water Is Alright in Tay (Clancy Brothers)

Robby 31 Aug 00 - 07:35 AM
MMario 31 Aug 00 - 09:45 AM
Robby 31 Aug 00 - 11:46 AM
MMario 31 Aug 00 - 12:26 PM
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Subject: Water is alright in tay
From: Robby
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 07:35 AM

I know the Clancys Brothers and Tommy Makem recorded this song, and it is on more than one of their albums and CDs. However, I cannot find the words to the song anywhere, not even in the DT. Can anyone help me on this?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WATER IS ALRIGHT IN TAY (S. McGrath)
From: MMario
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 09:45 AM

WATER IS ALRIGHT IN TAY
(S. McGrath)

The French drink wine, the English tay.
The Yankee gulps his hot black coffee.
The child drinks milk nine times a day.
The Scotsman sips his whiskey toddy.

You can keep your wine and keep your tay.
My curse on him that gives me coffee.
I'll have porter if I may.
It makes me feel content and happy.

CHORUS: Porter quaffed down with a laugh,
The gentry have their aching livers.
Water is alright in tay,
For fish and things that swim in rivers.

The poor man and the beggar too,
The poet in the corner thinking,
If they had money enough to spend,
It's pints of porter they'd be drinking. CHORUS

The miser hoards and stores his gold.
The bee collects the summer honey.
When that miser's dead and cold,
Someone else will kiss his money. CHORUS

Some go in for counting beads.
More go in for chasing women.
The scholar stays at home and reads.
Give me the glass with porter in it. CHORUS

HTML line breaks added in place of double spacing. --JoeClone, 22-Sep-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Water is alright in tay
From: Robby
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 11:46 AM

Thank you MMario for those lyrics. I can't believe how badly I managed to mangle the actual words based on what I thought I had heard.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Water is alright in tay
From: MMario
Date: 31 Aug 00 - 12:26 PM

the folk process at work. (or at least a good excuse)


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