Who Sang Raised on Black and Tans? Gaelic Storm

Gaelic Storm Cabbage cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2010-8-3
length: 3:30
producer: Steve Twigger
engineer: Pat Manske
arranger: Gaelic Storm
additional producer: Patrick Murphy
co-producer: Ryan Lacey
additional recording engineer: Frank Marchand
I was raised on Black and Tans,
with Ronnie Drew, and Van the Man
I go off to mass on Sunday
and then it's back to the pub on Monday
I've got a sister Meghan
with a Celtic cross tattoo
I'll tell you a few stories
and every one of them is true

My mother's, brother's, sister's, cousin's, auntie's
Uncle Barney's, father's, brother had a counsin from Killarney

Well my great-granddad, and his mates
they tried to make it to the States
his great uncle, he was a failure
he got deported off to Australia
so they stowed upon a steamer
on the famous White Star Line
I was raised upon these stories
since i was the age of nine


Well my great uncle, he liked the races
he liked the dogs and steeplechases
his wife, my dear old auntie
she kept a teashop way, way down in Bantry
but he fixed a race in Donegal
and now he's got to hide
with the sticky buns and cakes and guns
and whiskey on the side


I was raised on Black and Tans
with Ronnie Drew and Van the Man
I go to mass on Sunday
and the it's back to the pub on Monday
I'm from the wrong side of the south side
of an Irish neighborhood
I've never been to Ireland
but I know it's in my blood


Digital Media 1
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  • 2 Space Race
  • 3 Cyclone McClusky
  • 4 Blind Monkey
  • 5 Green Eyes, Red Hair
  • 6 Just Ran Out of Whiskey
  • 7 Jimmy‚Äôs Bucket
  • 8 Cecilia
  • 9 The Buzzards of Bourbon Street
  • 10 Turn This Ship Around
  • 11 Rum Runners
  • 12 Northern Lights
  • 13 Crazy Eyes McGullicuddy
  • 14 Chucky Timm
  • 15 The Dodgy Pint
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