Pass The Guinness Here


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This is my attempt at an Irish drinking song. Anyone up for a pint?

Pass The Guinness Here

Gather round my Gaelic brood,
For laughter, fun and cheer.
Friendly chat, a bite of food,
And another pint of beer.

Aye, my Irish brethren,
Come and sit a spell.
Ere be hell or heaven,
To where be off, do tell?

Pass the Guinness, aye me lad,
Pass the Guinness here,
As you're me witness,
I ain't sober now,
And ain't 12 months 'fore here.

Pass the Guinness barkeep,
Pass me another beer.
Raise your glasses,
Lads and lasses,
Here's to another year.

I thought I saw a rainbow,
A half a mile from here.
I went to find the end of it,
Before it disappeared.

There I saw a leprechaun,
Sitting in the clear.
He tipped his hat, winked at me,
Then said "Come over here".

He danced like a court jester,
He really seemed sincere.
I couldn't refuse his amiable gesture,
So together we drank some beer.

Pass the Guinness, aye me lad,
Pass the Guinness here,
As you're me witness,
I ain't sober now,
And ain't 12 months 'fore here.

Pass the Guinness barkeep,
Pass me another beer.
Raise your glasses,
Lads and lasses,
Here's to another year.

I saw a most strange creature,
While standing on the pier.
It had unusual features,
And created quite a fear.

Of course I wasn't sober,
I'd had a bit of cheer,
It was either the Loch Ness Monster,
Or the effects of all the beer.

While I maneuvered drunkenly,
He suddenly appeared.
He raised his head right next to me,
Then whispered in my ear.

It may have been the alcohol,
That drew the monster near.
I blacked out, now can't recall,
What happened to all my beer.

So, pass another Guinness me lad,
Pass the Guinness here,
As you're me witness,
I ain't sober now,
And ain't 12 months 'fore here.

Pass the Guinness barkeep,
Pass me another beer.
Raise your glasses,
Lads and lasses,
Here's to another year.

Yes, raise your glasses,
Make a toast.
Here's to another beer year.

Copyright © November 2010
Kevin Mooney


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Teardrops commented on Pass The Guinness Here


great Irish song now lets go to a pub and try it out deal Marie

Olan01 commented on Pass The Guinness Here


Maith thú and howeya? I éisteacht tu buachaill; go raibh sé greannmhar. mo seanmháthair was a Lowry-- Scot-na hÉireann tri and tri. "Well done and howeya? I hear you boy; it was funny. My Grandmother Was a Lowry - Scot-Irish through and through." Gheobhaidh tú deochanna níos mó má tá tú ag insint ach beagán beag ar an scéal agus tús ceann eile, in áit agus mar sin de, agus mar sin de. Tá an scéal lore Gaeilge agus miotas leipreachán, ycles beag beag agus Loch Ness Monster. Is maith do bhabhta níos mó má leanann tú an scéal, agus ní inis sé scéal eile ar fad, agus ansin a thosú. "You get more drinks if you only tell a wee bit of the story and start another one, instead and so on and so forth. This is tale of Irish lore and myth of wee little leprechaun, lasses and the Loch Ness Monster. It is good for more rounds if you continue the story and not tell it all and then start another story." Good thing Google has an Engish to Irish translator, eh? Do I get another Guinness for that one?

gogant commented on Pass The Guinness Here


Your poem brought this country song to mind, I'm too slow, for working to fast........but, I'm pretty good at drinking beer. A rowdy good ol' song in verse, Kev.........................................gogant

ApaqRasgirl commented on Pass The Guinness Here


Lmao......that was a hoot......really terrific.....such a wonderful write that reminded me of some of the irish drinking songs that I have nailed this one well even down to the accent...and I bet you wonder if I tried to read it using the accent......I'll never it adding to my favs.......10++++++++++love asha Namaste

ginga commented on Pass The Guinness Here


mooney, Cheers and pass another beer! Quirky, Celtic, fun and whimsical this Irish drinking song doth make me a bit dizzy. LOL! ginga

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