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Old 07-04-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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I remember an old Irish drinking song that contains the lyrics, "Don't let the smoke rise, Charlie." They were making moonshine in the woods and didn't want the smoke to give them away. Can anyone help?
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:50 PM
 
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I hope you will wander by this thread again.

I believe the song is "The Hills of Connemara," although the lyrics are slightly different from what you posted, as "Charlie" is "Barney."

"Gather up the pots and the old tin can
The mash, the corn, the barley and the bran
Run like the devil from the excise man
Keep the smoke from rising Barney"

Full lyrics here: The Hills Of Connemara

This is the song performed by Gaelic Storm, they also played it in the movie "Titanic":


Gaelic Storm - Hills of Connemara - YouTube
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