The Sick Bed Of Cuchulainn (2:57)

Cover of The Best of The Pogues

From The Best of The Pogues and 14 other releases

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McCormack and Richard Tauber are singing by the bed
There's a glass of punch below your feet and an angel at your head
There's devils on each side of you with bottles in their hands
You need one more drop of poison and you'll dream of foreign lands

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  • mudtoy

    The Sick Bed of Cúchulaínn

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • metawirt

    Thanks for the info fergalmc! Didn't know that before

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • fergalmc

    Erudite reference to Frank Ryan leader of the Connelly Brigade who fought in the Spanish Civil War on the republican side .. !! Viva Quinta La Brigada!

    26 Oct 2011 Reply
  • jazzy_ass

    NAH YALL sing a song of liberty...

    15 Sep 2011 Reply
  • jazzy_ass

    shane comes in so raw on this one.. love it!

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Legantipapa99

    Yeah !

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • niall_t

    the ghost are rattling at the door and devil's in the chair YEEEOOOAW

    20 Mar 2011 Reply
  • life4loving

    dropped a button in the plate... Shane MacGowan is just an amazing wordsmith

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Cloudspotter

    Fine song. :)

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Reignmund

    Grew up with this song. Singing this one didn't go over so well with my elementary school teachers though...

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • keltoi21

    awesome song....

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • thafranz

    Great song, however it is not on my "best of the pogues"... strange.

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • danc930

    Easily their best song. This is exactly what I imagined when I first heard about the Pogues: angry, excited and Irish

    29 Jan 2009 Reply
  • speisz

    I doubt they mean a sick bed (a bed that is sick?! :D) but a sickbed.. :>>

    25 Feb 2008 Reply
  • toshlines

    best thing they ever did, imo

    26 Sep 2007 Reply

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