Gaelic Storm - Drink the Night Away Lyrics

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We set sail at half-past morn,
Looking for a new tomorrow,
Don't know when we're coming home,
So we'll drink, and we'll dance,
And we'll drown our sorrow!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

Now, I 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,
Whit me spoons, and me fiddle,
And half a shlling!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

I dreamt a place,
I know it's true
Where the dolphins play and it's always sunny.
The girls are brown and the ocean blue,
Less work to do,
But you make more money!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

I must be off by morning's light,
I can hear our bo'sun's whistle blowing,
So its one more kiss,
And one more fight,
And one more song while the beer is flowing!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

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!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!

Weigh-hey! Hey Laddie Hey!
Weigh, hey, hey!
We'll drink the night away!
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Stephen Twigger, Stephen Wehmeyer
    album: Track 1 in album Herding Cats
    release date: 1999-9-20
    popularity : 73 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
    Album Information
    label: OmTown
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 724384809126
    script: Latin