Drink the Night Away Lyrics

Gaelic Storm


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Stephen Twigger, Stephen Wehmeyer
album: Track 1 in album Herding Cats
release date: 1999-9-20
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 3:15
producer: John Whelan and Gaelic Storm
mixer: Shep Lonsdale
engineer: Jun Murakawa

Cover Art

Gaelic Storm Herding Cats cover art
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We set sail at half past four,
Looking for a new tomorrow
Don't know when we're coming home
So we drink and we dance and we drown our sorrow
chorus:
Whey, hey, hey laddy hey
Whey hey hey and we'll drink the night away
We don't know what there lies in store
But it's better than this, that's why I'm willing
To stake my claim on a foreign shore
With me spoons and me fiddle and half a shilling
chorus
They've dreamt a place and I know it's true
Where the dolphins play and it's always pretty
They dance around in the old true blue
That's what you do but you make more money
chorus
I must be off by morinng's light,
I can hear our bosun's whistle blowin
One more kiss and one more fight
And one more song while the beer is flowing
chorus
Hey!
When the sky is grey look out to sea
When the waves are high and the light is dying
Well raise a glass and think of me
When I'm home again boys I'll be buying
chorus X2


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Drink the Night Away
  • 2 The Ferryman
  • 3 South Australia
  • 4 After Hours at McGann’s: The Primrose Lass / Hewlett’s Reel / Reel Gan Ainm
  • 5 Heart of the Ocean
  • 6 Breakfast at Lady A.’s: Coleman’s Jig / Sean Ryan’s Jig #2 / The Lark in the Morning
  • 7 The Park East Polkas: Barney Hare / The Cobbler / Walsh’s Polka / The Green Cottage
  • 8 Titanic Set
  • 9 The Devil Went Down to Doolin: Mack’s Fancy / The Devil Amongst the Tailors / John Brennan’s Reel / [unknown Shetland tune]
  • 10 The Barnyards of Delgaty
  • 11 The Broken Promise
  • 12 She Was the Prize
  • 13 Spanish Lady