Tim Finnegan lived in Walkin' Street
A gentleman, Irish, mighty odd;
He had a brogue both rich and sweet
And to rise in the world he carried a hod.
Now Tim had a sort of the tipplin' way
With a love of the whiskey he was born
And to help him on with his work each day
He'd a "drop of the cray-thur" every morn.
cho Whack fol the darn O, dance to your partner
Whirl the floor, your trotters shake;
Wasn't it the truth I told you
Lots of fun at Finnegan's wake!
One mornin' Tim was feelin' full
His head was heavy which made him shake;
He fell from the ladder and broke his skull
And they carried him home his corpse to wake.
They rolled him up in a nice clean sheet
And laid him out upon the bed,
A gallon of whiskey at his feet
And a barrel of porter at his head.
His friends assembled at the wake
And Mrs. Finnegan called for lunch,
First they brought in tay and cake
Then pipes, tobacco and whiskey punch.
Biddy O'Brien began to bawl
"Such a nice clean corpse, did you ever see?
"O Tim, mavourneen, why did you die?"
Arragh, hold your gob said Paddy McGhee!
Then Maggie O'Connor took up the job
"O Biddy," says she, "You're wrong, I'm sure"
Biddy she gave her a belt in the gob
And left her sprawlin' on the floor.
And then the war did soon engage
'Twas woman to woman and man to man,
Shillelagh law was all the rage
And a row and a ruction soon began.
Then Mickey Maloney ducked his head
When a noggin of whiskey flew at him,
It missed, and falling on the bed
The liquor scattered over Tim!
The corpse revives! See how he raises!
Timothy rising from the bed,
Says,"Whirl your whiskey around like blazes
Thanum an Dhul! Do you thunk I'm dead?"
Recorded by Clancys
@death @Irish @liquor
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|Clancy Brothers - Miscellaneous Album Lyrics|
|2.||Biddy Mulligan The Pride Of The Coombe|
|4.||Bold Robert Emmet|
|7.||Coortin In The Kitchen|
|9.||Easy And Slow|
|11.||I Know My Love|
|12.||Ill Tell Me Ma|
|13.||Isnt It Grand Boys|
|15.||Johnny Mac Adoo|
|16.||Jug Of Punch|
|17.||Kelly The Boy From Killanne|
|18.||Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe|
|22.||My Johnny Lad|
|23.||Rockin The Cradle|
|25.||The Braes O Balquiddher Wild Mountain Thyme|
|26.||The Croppy Boy|
|27.||The Gallant Forty Twa|
|28.||The Holy Ground|
|29.||The Juice Of The Barley|
|30.||The Lowlands Of Holland|
|3||Wild Colonial Boy|
|4||Why Paddys Not At Work Today|
|5||What Would You Do|
|6||Whack Fol The Diddle|
|2||The Tallest Man On Earth|
|5||Noah And The Whale|
|7||The Swell Season|