The Limerick Rake


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The Pogues were an English or Anglo-Irish Celtic punk band fronted by Shane MacGowan and others, founded in King's Cross, London in 1982, as "Pogue Mahone" – the anglicisation of the Irish Gaelic póg mo thóin, meaning "kiss my arse". The band reached international prominence in the 1980s and early 1990s, recording several hit albums and singles. MacGowan left the band in 1991 owing to drinking problems, but the band continued – first with Joe Strummer and then with Spider Stacy on vocals – before breaking up in 1996. The Pogues re-formed in late 2001, and played regularly across the UK and Ireland and on the US East Coast, until dissolving again in 2014. The group did not record any new material during this second incarnation. Their politically tinged music w… more »

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I am a young fellow that's easy and bold,

In Castletown Conner I'm very well known;

In Newcastle West I spent many a night

With Kitty and Judy and Mary.

My parents rebuked me for being such a rake

And for spending my time in such frolicsome ways,

But I ne're could forget the good nature of Jenny,

Agus fagaimid siud mar ata se.

There's some say I'm foolish, there's some say I'm wise,

And I will find that there are women that think its no crime;

The son of King David had ten thousand wives

And his wisdom was highly regarded.

In Euclid and grammar they taught me to write

But my heart, it was stolen by a pair of brown thighs

That came from the mountains, her stockings are white,

I'd love to be tied to her garter.

And some you'll fuss over, and some you'll forego

In there Devonshire's treasure's are twenty times more,

But he's lying on his back amongst nettles and stones,

Agus fagaimid mar a ata se.

And when I am dead and I'm laid to my rest

My women and children will came at my wake,

They'll gather around and they'll offer a prayer

To the Lord for the soul of their father.

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Written by: DP DP, John Loesberg

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