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Thursday, March 12, 1998

Review - Come Fill Your Glass: Irish Songs of Drinking & Blackguarding

Artist: The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Posted on Thu, Mar 12, 1998 at 4:00 AM

The Irish have long recognized the link between good song and good drink. Go to any Irish pub, have a couple of room-temperature stouts, and you'll soon find yourself locked arm-in-arm with total strangers bellowing the chorus to "White Rover."

"Come Fill Your Glass With Us: Irish Songs of Drinking & Blackguarding" targets the inner-Irishman in all of us with traditional songs about fair maidens and lasses, spending all your paycheck and "prison greasin'" your hair, as performed by the legendary Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem. Liam Clancy's "Finnigan's Wake" tells the story of a man who rises from the dead after whisky is poured on him. "Whisky You're the Devil" tries to just say no, while "Cruiscin Lan" urges us to Fill your glasses high / Let's not part with lips a' dry. Who are we to argue?

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