Sir Davyd of Oxfordshire has submitted this Gem for our review. Triskelle.eu is a rather quirky web site for Irish Tourism.
Being married into the Celtic Clan, and siring my share of halflings, I have always been fascinated with the culture and history. You'll find all of that here. Lady Allwinky presented me with a gift from her recent travels the other day, a Irish Yoga T-Shirt. That's the subject of another blog.
One of the great traditions of the Irish are pub songs. Sir Dayvd shares one with us whose author remains unknown, but has been covered by the Pogues, the Dubliners and Dr. Demento: In Heaven There Is No Beer! Below are the lyrics and Sir Dayvd's thoughts.
IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER
In Heaven there is no beer
That's why we drink it here
And when we're all gone from here
Our friends will be drinking all the beer.
In Heaven there is no wine
So we drink till we feel fine
And when we leave this all behind
Our friends will be drinking all the wine.
In Heaven there is no fear
So we worry too much here
And we drink ourselves full of beer
To help us when we deal with the fear.
In Heaven there are no drugs
That's why we hang with thugs
And when the Lord pulls the plug
All the thugs will still be selling drugs, yeah.
Thugs and drugs
In Heaven there is no sex
So let's do that next
And when our muscles no longer flex
Someone else will be having sex.
In Heaven there are no wars
Or cars, or movie stars
And when we no longer are
The world will probably still be having wars.
What the heck! Yeah!
Sex and war,
Bars and cars.
And delicious food.
Sir Dayvd of Oxfordshire