Rare Old Mountain Dew

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Rare Old Mountain Dew (euskaraz Mendi Zahar Arraroaren Ihintza) Irlandako abesti herrikoi bat da. 1882. urtean sortu omen zuten, Edward Harrigan musikariak idatzia eta Dave Braham musikariak musikatua. 1916an "Irish street Ballads" ("Irlandar Kale Abestiak") liburuxkan argitaratua izan zen.

Abestiaren gaia, Poitín irlandar pattarraren ezaugarri eta onurak dira (orain dela gutxi arte ezkutuan eta ilegalki destilatzen zen), hortik izenburuaren Ihintza hitzaren bigarren esanahia.

Abesti honen bertsio ezberdinak abeslari eta musikari ugarik burutu izan dituzte, horien artean ezagunenak: The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners edota The Pogues.

Hitzak[aldatu | aldatu iturburu kodea]

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.

There's a neat little still at the foot of the hill

Where the smoke curls up to the sky

By a whiff of the smell you can plainly tell

That there's poteen boys close by.

For it fills the air with a perfume rare

And betwixt both me and you

As home we roll, we can drink a bowl

Or a bucketful of mountain dew.

Now learned men as use the pen

Have writ' the praises high

Of the sweet poteen from Ireland green

That's made from wheat and rye

Away with your pills, it'll cure all ills

Be ye pagan, Christian, or Jew

So take off your coat and grease your throat

With a bucket of the mountain dew.

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