Seven Nations A Rare Auld Time Lyrics

The Pictou Sessions: An Acoustic Album Track Listing
  • 1 The King of Oblivion
  • 2 Seeds of Life
  • 3 Fiddle Set
  • 4 Scream / The Surprise Ceilidh Band Set
  • 5 God
  • 6 O'er the Moor and Among the Heather
  • 7 All You People
  • 8 Skyezinha / The Egret
  • 9 A Rare Auld Time
  • 10 Pipe Set
  • 11 Trains
  • A Rare Auld Time
    (Written by Kirk McLeod and Aiden McGovern, arranged by Kirk McLeod)

    It's three a.m. and we're down at Bridie's
    The music's grand the craic it flows
    With Wally Putt and Gard O'Brien
    The best of times we've ever known

    So raise your glasses to the heaves
    The O'Reilly's and the Nevin's
    It's just as well a chara
    The tables are nailed down
    Paidi Murphy's on his second
    With McDuff and the Reverend
    We're having ourselves a rare auld time

    Now Thom O'Neil is going crazy
    He's doing a jig now with the wife
    She doesn't know it's Friday's money
    He's spent in Bridie's Thursday night

    Now ashtrays fly and chairs fall over
    There'll be hell to pay by daylight
    But we don't care t'is surely liftin'
    To see the glint in old Thoms' eye

    So raise your glasses to the heaves
    The O'Reilly's and the Nevin's
    It's just as well a chara
    The tables are nailed down
    Paidi Murphy's on his fourth
    With O'Conner and McCourt
    We're having ourselves a rare auld time

    All's quiet now in Danny's corner
    A drop of dew was his taste
    We miss the man since he met the coroner
    His humor never went to waste

    The story goes he walks by moonshine
    The auld ones hear him every night
    They say he sings down by the ditches
    Raisin' hell until the break of light

    So raise your glasses to the heaves
    The O'Reilly's and the Nevin's
    It's just as well a chara
    The tables are nailed down
    Paidi Murphy's on his eighth
    With Jimmy Joyce and Yeats
    We're having ourselves a rare auld time

    Sweet Mary Clare has roses bloomin'
    The lads are giving her the eye
    But she just wants to get back with Patrick
    After telling him goodbye

    Now Gerry Byrne has called for ciunas
    His Kate has fallen in a trance
    a voice so pure t'would give ya shivers
    But soon she'll break into a dance

    So raise your glasses to the heaves
    The O'Reilly's and the Nevin's
    It's just as well a chara
    The tables are nailed down
    Paidi Murphy's on his ninth
    Dylan Thomas, Oscar Wilde
    We're havin' ourselves a rare auld time

    Good ol' Murphy's on his tenth
    Jaysus Behan's really bent
    It's just as well a chara the tables are nailed down
    Sean O' Casey, Kavanaugh
    How the hell is Ballina?
    We're having ourselves a rare auld time

    Now it's Murphy's on his back
    Behan's having one on Jack
    It's just as well a chara the tables are nailed down
    Now it's Behan's on the floor
    Murphy's callin' out for more
    We're havin' ourselves a rare auld
    We're havin' ourselves a rare auld
    We're havin' ourselves a rare auld time
    Lyrics © OBO APRA/AMCOS

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