Dead Irish Blues

Drunken Debauchery

by Dead Irish Blues

Released 2017
Released 2017
Afro-Celtic-Hillbilly music. Songs of drinking and debauchery.
NOTES
Over the past twenty years, Dead Irish Blues has built up a repertoire of music, mostly derived from the Irish, Appalachian Old-Time, Jug Band, Blues, Zydeco, and Texas Swing traditions. Bawdy, or risqué material can be found in all of these traditions. We have found that, from time to time, these bawdy songs can be useful in getting the attention of a crowd in a pub. Once we play one of these songs, we can either return to other material, or build upon the bawdiness. Until now, we have refrained from putting any of the most risqué material on a CD, but fans at gigs have repeatedly asked for such recordings and we decided to package most of them into the CD we entitled "Drunken Debauchery." These songs are mixed in with various songs of drink and with other less risqué, but yet suggestive, material. All songs are traditional/public domain except Rocky's World and Tulsa Backwards (Greg Faiers).

Song notes:

Mobile
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Guitar, Bass, Tenor Banjo, Lead Vocals), Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Backing Vocals), Wayne MacEwan (Washboard)

My dad (Ted Faiers) sang the first verse of this song to the family when I was a kid, except he used the word poop. Later, I realized why he never sang the other verses.

Flies Around My Pretty Little Ass
Musicians: Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Backing Vocals), Greg Faiers (Guitar, Bass, Spoons, Lead Vocals), Wayne MacEwan (Washboard)

Greg and Marty picked up this song at various VA/WV/NC festivals, words were changed to protect the guilty. The original song is known as "Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss."

Down Among the Dead Men
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Acoustic and Electric Guiars, Bass, Electronic Percussion), Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Octave Fiddle, Backing Vocals), Ed Hrits (Backing Vocals)

Ed Hritz brought this song to the band, being the pirate fan that he is. Various interpretations of this song include the dead men referring to empty bottles of beer/booze or to condemn those not allowing people to drink what they want to drink when they want to drink it.

Mountain Dew
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Marty Faiers (Fiddle), Ed Hritz (Whistle), Wayne MacEwan (Bodhran)

An Irish song glorifying the pleasures of whiskey. We sort of add a hillbilly twist.

Weile Weile Waile
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Electronic Percussion), Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Backing Vocals), Ed Hritz (Whistle), Wayne MacEwan (Washboard)

Here DIB takes an Irish song about a woman that kills her child and turns it into a Celtic/Zydeco romp.

Beedle Um Bum
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Kazoos, Cow Bell, Electronic Percussion), Marty Faiers (Mandolin, Backing Vocals), Wayne MacEwan (Washboard)

A Memphis Jug Band song extoling the virtues of a rather "loose" woman in Memphis, Tennessee.

Adam and Eve
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Electronic Percussion) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle)

Another Jug Band song, this one drawing from the Old Testament.

Rocky's World
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Electronic Percussion) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle)

Song by Greg Faiers, celebrating the many attributes of a good friend.

Tulsa Backwards
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Tenor Banjo) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle)

Another Greg Faiers tune, this one about three women, who were all Tulsa Backwards... That is A, S, L, U, T.

My Gal's Pussy
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle and Backing Vocals)

A long time live DIB favorite, especially a hit at the Noble Savage Tavern in Shreveport, LA. It is a lovely song about a cat.

The Mayor of Bayswater's Daughter
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bouzouki, Bass), Marty Faiers (Fiddle), Ed Hritz (Whistle), and Wayne MacEwan (Bodhran). Additional vocals by Marty Faiers, Ed Hritz, Wayne MacEwan and Linda MacEwan.

Speaking of the Noble Savage Tavern, this song was recommended by the past owner (Chef Colby) and a current owner (Eric Johnson). This song is about a woman having to live with a terrible affliction, which hangs down to her knees.

I Saw Her Snatch
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Backing Vocals)

An Ozark Mountain song from around 1900. Listen to it one way, and it is a rather innocuous song, listen to it another way, and it is naaaasty.

Jug of This
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Marty Faiers (Fiddle and Octave Fiddle), Ed Hritz (Whistle) and Wayne MacEwan (Bodhran)

Traditional Irish song extoling the pleasures of drink.

Dicey Riley
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Percussion) and Marty Faiers (Fiddle, Backing Vocals and Percussion)

A wonderful Irish song about a little woman who just loves to drink.

Look at the Coffin
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals and Guitar), Marty Faiers (Fiddle) with backing vocals by the Mighty Dibtones. 2016/17 Dibtones include Ged and Janet Corrigan, Marty Faiers, Rob and Sally Gordon. Matt and Jen Harnett, Jake and Sharon Johnson, George Kirk and Jeff Rusin

An Irish perspective on death.

Monto
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass), Marty Faiers (Fiddle and Octave Fiddle), Ed Hritz (Whistle), and Wayne MacEwan (Bodhran). Additional backing vocals by Marty Faiers, Ed Hritz, Linda MacEwan and Wayne MacEwan

Monto was the red light district of Dublin. A fun place to be.

The Pioneers
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Bouzuki), Marty Faiers (Mandolin), and Ed Hritz (Whistle). Additional vocals by Ed Hritz and Marty Faiers

By far the most explicitly naughty song on the release. It is a song people will love --- or hate. The height of debauchery, or is it the low of debauchery?

Somebody's Been Using That Thing
Musicians: Marty Faiers (Fiddle and Backing Vocals), Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, and Bass), Wayne MacEwan (Washboard)

Originally a jug band song, but also given swing treatment by Milton Brown and His Brownies (this rendition is closest to that). full tilt fiddle romp.

Goodbye Booze
Musicians: Greg Faiers (Lead Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Tenor Banjo), Marty Faiers (Fiddle), with backing vocals by Marty Faiers, Ed Hritz, Linda MacEwan and Wayne MacEwan

A fitting way to end a CD dedicating to drinking and debauchery. A farewell to drink.