Sláinte #2


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Do you love an apple? Do you love a pear? Do you love a laddie with bonnie brown hair? Chorus (after each verse): But still I love him, I can't deny him I'll be with him wherever he goes Before I got married I wore a black shawl But since I got married I wear bugger all He stood at the corner, a fag in his mouth Two hands in his pockets, he whistled me out He works at the pier for nine bob a week Come Saturday night, he comes rolling home drunk Before I got married I'd sport and I'd play But now, the cradle, it gets in me way Do you love an apple? Do you love a pear? Do you love a laddie with bonnie brown hair?
You sailor lads, come lend an ear, and listen to me song it's of a trick 'twas played on me, and won't detain you long: I came home from see the other day and a girl I chanced to meet and she's asked me up along with her to dance in Patrick Street Well says I "me pretty fair maid, I cannot dance too well besides I'm bound for Newry town where my parents they do dwell I've been at sea these last few years and I've saved up fifty pounds and me parents are expecting me, tonight in Newry town" "Well since you cannot dance too well then you shall have a treat: You can have a glass of brandy, and something nice to eat At nine o'clock this evening I'll lead you to your train but don't forget to call on me when you come back again" Well she seemed to be so friendly, I went and hired a car We both went down to Patrick Street and on arrival there some people on the other side, I thought I heard them say "He'll sure be in need of a jaunting car, before he gets away" We had not been long in the room when whiskey it came in and when everyone had had their fill, the dancing did begin Me and me love we danced around all to a merry tune while the other couples did the double-shuffle 'round the room And when dancin' it was over, for bed we did prepare and after that, I fell asleep - the Truth I do declare me darling and me fifty pounds - me gold'n'all had fled! And there was I meself alone stark naked lying in bed! In gazing all around me nothing could I spy but a woman's skirt and jumper at the foot of the bed did lie I wrung me hands and tore me hair cryin' "Oh what will I do? Oh fare the well sweet Newry town, I'm sure I'll ne'er see you!" When night-time it had come again and daylight was away I put on the skirt and jumper and I set off for the quay and when I got on board the ship the sailors all did say "Oh Jack has grown much prettier since last she went away! And is this the new spring fashion that you went to buy on shore? And where's the shop that sells them, d'you think they may have more?" The captain says "Now Jack, I thought you were for Newry town; you might have bought a better suit than that for fifty pounds!" Well I might have bought a better suit if I had had the chance I met a girl in High Street and she's asked me to a dance I danced me own destruction and I've done it so complete that I swear I'll never go back again to dance in Patrick Street" Come all of you young sailor lads, a warning take by me And always keep good company when you go on a spree Be sure'n stay clear of Patrick Street or else you'll rue the day In a woman's skirt and jumper they will ship you back to sea
Polkas 03:25


released January 1, 2001

PELLO GARCIA: Uilleann pipe, low whistle y tin whistles, bodhrán.
HEATHER HAYES: Violín, voz, mandolina y bodhrán.
JORDI DE DIEGO: Guitarra acústica y bouzouki irlandés.

Grabado en Javi Heavy's studio (2001) L'HOSPITALET DE LLOBREGAT


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SLAINTE Barcelona, Spain

La formació neix al 1993, i ha rodat per nombrosos escenaris de la geografia peninsular i de l'estranger, a més de comptar amb 3 discos editats. És el grup més veterà dins l'anomenada "música celta" a Catalunya.

100% Música acústica sense colorants ni additius.

Partint del folk irlandès, s'exploren altres territoris (Escòcia, Bretanya, Escandinàvia, USA... fins i tot els Balcans).
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