Real old mountain dew

Lyrics

Let grasses grow and waters flow in a free and easy way
But give me enough of the rare old stuff that’s made near Galway Bay
Come gougers all from Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim too
We’ll give them the slip and we’ll take a sip of the real old Mountain Dew

CHORUS
Hi da dithery I da dal, Dal da dithery I da day
Dal da dithery I da dil dal day
Hi da dithery I da dal, Dal da dithery I da day
Dal da dithery I dil dal dee

At the foot of the hill, there’s a darling little still where the smoke curls up to the sky
By a whiff of the smell, you can plainly tell there’s a poitin still close by
It fills the air with a odour rare and betwixt both me and you
As home we roll, we can drink a bowl, or a bucket of mountain dew
Chorus

Now, learned men who use the pen have wrote the praises high
Of the sweet poitin from Ireland green distilled from wheat and rye
Away with pills, it will cure all ills of Pagan, Christian or Jew,
So take off your coat and grease your throat with the real old mountain dew
Chorus

Galway 1

Songs of Galway


Notes

Clip – Tom Donovan



County

Galway

Song Themes

Drink

Songwriter