Monday, March 17, 2008

Have a Happy Roosevelt Island St. Patrick's Day With Great Big Sea - Watch Out for the Old Black Rum

You Tube video of Great Big Sea live performance of Old Black Rum

One of my all time favorite bands is the Canadian Newfoundland Band Great Big Sea. In the past, they played in New York City around St. Patrick's Day, but not this year. I missed their most recent NYC January live performances but thanks to You Tube I will be able to watch them live for St. Patrick's Day.

More of Great Big Sea here. Below the lyrics from The Old Black Rum, a great drinking song for St. Patrick's Day from the wonderful NewFoundland band Great Big Sea.

The Old Black Rum
(written by Bob Hallett / Based on traditional Irish)

I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one
Tryin' to find the courage to talk to one
I asked her for a dance, not a second glance
My night had just begun

Well, I drink to the Father and the Holy Ghost
I'm kneeling at the alter of my nightly post
So I'll raise a glass, not the first or last
Come join me in this toast

Because the old black rum's got a hold on me
Like a dog wrapped 'round my leg
And the old black rum's got a hold on me
Will I live for another day?
Hey! Will I live for another day?

The queen of George Street just went walkin' by
Walkin' on by with some guy who don't care
That she stood in line since half past nine
And spent three hours on her hair

Well, her friend is lookin' at me with an evil grin
I think a bloody racket might soon begin
I must have said something to the George Street queen
Now the boys are joining in.


So I drank all of my money and I slept out in the rain
Every day is different, but the nights they're all the same
You never see the sun on the old black rum
But I know I'm gonna do it again!


I drank sixteen doubles for the price of one

Lyrics from Sing 365.


Anonymous said...

Love the new look dude - congratulations. JMBO