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Forever Drunken Nights

dall'ottimo  OAG1701


 

Ronnie Drew aveva 73 anni ed era una leggenda della musica irlandese. Non serve aggiungere altro per rendere omaggio al fondatore dei The Dubliners, uno dei gruppi più divertenti ed alcolici del panorama musicale mondiale, basti ascoltare, tanto per citare una sola canzone, "Seven drunken nights". Nel 1990 i Dubliners avevano inciso insieme ai Pogues "Jack's Heroes" dedicato alla nazionale dell'Eire in vista dei mondiali di calcio italiani... Provate a guardarvi il video!
Ultimamente le sue condizioni di salute erano peggiorate e molti musicisti irlandesi, tra i quali Shane McGowan, gli U2, Sinèad O'Connor, i Grateful Dead, Christy Moore, Bob Geldof, i The Chieftains, avevano inciso in suo onore "The Ballad of Ronnie Drew".
Ronnie alza ancora molte pinte per noi!
RIP


And as usual, the drinks are on Ronnie.
Here's to the Ronnie, the voice we adore
Like coals from a coal bucket scraping the floor
Sing out his praises in music and malt
And if you're not Irish, that isn't your fault
Raise up our voices like dogs in a pack
Thankful for honest men we never lack
We got 'em by twenties, we got 'em by ones
Them and their daughters and all of their sons
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you
And what's it to any man whether or no'
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I tied up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe
Get up and go at it, five until five
When the whistle says beat it we come back alive
He'll sing to the heavens, he's stormy as hell
And wherever he goes, we'll be wishing him well
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you
The dawn and the dust, the wise, the unjust
Kids in gambling games
The unheard, the unseen, the unwashed and the clean
Where the streets all have names
Baggot Street, Leeson Street, right on to Stephens Street
With lovers and loners who can hear all intoners
The goths and the ravers, immigrants and traders
Sing out Ronnie Drew
A life for a life or a hand for a hand
Trust in the music and strike up the band
The more that we sing the less that we fight
Time and again this is proved to be right
Build you a statue on St. Stephen's Green
No fairer monument ere to be seen
The statue of Ronnie Drew holding the hand
Of a girl with her hair in a black velvet band
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
No stranger to devils or angles to tell
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew
A friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend to you
Ronnie Drew, we love you, yes we do
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you, Ronnie Drew
Here's to you, Ronnie Drew, here's to you, Ronnie Drew
And what's it to any man whether or no'
Whether I'm easy or whether I'm true
As I lifted her petticoat easy and slow
And I rolled up me sleeve for to buckle her shoe


 

Pubblicato il 20/8/2008 alle 16.28 nella rubrica Notizie.

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