Push for Porter

Lyrics & Music: Peter McCluskey


There’s some boys and girls in Maynooth town
They play on their fiddles and bows
They ring out their banjos and ping their guitars
Playing music that everyone knows

There’s reels and there’s jigs, there’s polkas and songs
There’s sean nós and some tunes to order
There’s hornpipes and craic as they keep it on track
In their unending push for porter

Chorus:
In their push for porter
In their push for beer
There’s hornpipes and craic as they keep it on track
In their unending push for porter

There’s “Out on the Ocean” and “ Belltable Waltz”
They’ll sound out “The Swallow’s Tail Reel”
Singing “Black Is The Colour” and “Red Is The Rose”
And “My Darling Boy, Teddy O’Neill”

They’ll scarce take a break and they’ll keep up the pace
With “Hard Times” and “South Of The Border”
An air or two slow and a polka you’ll know
All in their push for porter

Chorus

In the fine Newtown inn, each Thursday night
There’s music to bring you good cheer
There’s a session so grand all played by the band
With ballads, and hornpipes and beer

So if you’re inclined, and you’ve made up your mind
It’s music and craic to your order
Maynooth boys and girls will give it a whirl
In their unending push for porter


Chorus x 2