Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
The Dubliners – Rare Old Mountain Dew lyrics

Let grasses grow and waters flow in a free and easy way,
But give me enough of the fine old stuff that's made near Galway Bay,
And policemen all from Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim too,
Oh, we'll give them the slip and we'll take a sip
Of the rare old Mountain Dew


Hi di-diddly-idle-um, diddly-doodle-idle-um, diddly-doo-ri-diddlum-deh
Hi di-diddly-idle-um, diddly-doodle-idle-um, diddly-doo-ri-diddlum-deh

At the foot of the hill there's a neat little still,
Where the smoke curls up to the sky,
By the smoke and the smell you can plainly tell
That there's poitin brewin' nearby.
For it fills the air with an aura rare,
And betwixt both me and you,
As home you troll, you can take a bowl,
Or a bucket of the Mountain Dew


Now learned men who use the pen,
Have wrote your praises high
Of the rare poitin from Ireland green,
Distilled from wheat and rye.
Throw away your pills, it'll cure all ills,
Of Pagan, Christian or Jew,
So take off your coat and grease your throat
With the rare old Mountain Dew.


Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected bytycuza


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad