The Hills of Connemara

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  • Compact Disc (CD)

    This is the physical version of The Residuals' second album, "Whiskey, War & Whatnot". At this time, digital download of the whole album is limited only to people who have purchased a copy of the compact disc.

    Comes in a cardstock case, which includes artwork by John Augustus Atkinson, Rick Kroener, and Meaghan Haughian. Brief liner notes can be seen inside.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Whiskey, War & Whatnot via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Sometimes you just want to kick up your heels and have a good time! It is rumoured that consumption of illicit whiskey can help facilitate and enhance such endeavours. ~ Rob McInnis

lyrics

(Chorus)
Gather up the pots and the old tin cans,
The mash, and the corn, the barley, and the bran
Run like the devil from the excise man
Keep the smoke from rising, Barney

(Chorus)

Keep your eyes well peeled today
The excise men are on their way
Looking for the mountain tea
In the hills of Connemara

(Chorus)

Swaying to the left, swaying to the right
The excise men will dance all night
Drinking up the tea 'til the morning light
In the hills of Connemara

(Chorus)

A gallon for the butcher and a quart for John
A bottle for the poor old Father Tom
Just to help the poor old dear along
In the hills of Connemara

(Chorus)

Stand your ground 'fore it's too late!
The excise men are at the gate!
Glory-be-to-paddy, they're drinking it straight
In the hills of Connemara

(Chorus x2)

credits

from Whiskey, War & Whatnot, released March 16, 2016
The Hills of Connemara - Sean McCarthy
The Temperence Reel - Traditional Irish
Reconciliation - Traditional Irish

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The Residuals Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan's one-of-a-kind Prairie Celtic band, the Residuals, has been playing acoustic folk music for over ten years. Drawing on Irish, Scottish, and Maritime music, they are at the forefront of a living Prairie Celtic tradition.

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