Streams Of Whiskey Lyrics And Chords
As preformed by The Pogues [ song lyrics ],,I played guitar for Shane a few years ago,,he still owes me a drink or 2 for that night. The tin whistle riff that gets played at the start and between verses is included. Regarding songs about whiskey, this one is very popular with all Pogues fans but hardly known to the general population. The more well known of songs about whiskey is Whiskey In The Jar Song which was recorded by most ballad groups around the world . I have now included the full tin whistle sheet music in the key of D. Spider Stacey does the whistle part.
[D]Last night as I slept I[G] dreamed I met with[D] Behan
I[D] shook him by the hand and we[G] passed the time of[A] day
When[D] questioned on his views on the[G] crux of life's philoso[D]phies
He[D] had but these few clear and[G] simple words to [A]say
I am[D] going, I am going, Any which way the[G] wind may be blowing
I am[D] going, I am going, Where streams of whiskey are flowing
I have cursed, bled and sworn, Jumped bail and landed up in jail
Life has often tried to stretch me, but the rope always was slack
And now that I've a pile, I'll go down to the Chelsea
I'll walk in on my feet, but I'll leave there on my back
Oh the words that he spoke, seemed the wisest of philosophies
There's nothing ever gained by a wet thing called a tear
When the world is too dark and I need the light inside of me
I'll walk into a bar and drink fifteen pints of beer
After The Pogues first gig at Pindar Of Wakefield
Shane managed to fine a bass player in the record
shop where he worked, her name was Cait O'Riordan
who was 17 years old. The gigs that followed were
in The 101 Club in Clapham and the 100 Club on Oxford
Street.Although Cait couldn't play the bass guitar
at this point, James the accordion player thought her
the notes and her first gig as a Pogue was at the
101 club.. Spider Stacey also learned his instrument
at this time, the tin whistle, so instead of wandering
around the stage aimlessly he now had a purpose.
It was Shane's idea that Spider take up the whistle.
In case the key of D doesn't suit your voice, here's the chords in the key of G.
[G]Last night as I slept I[C] dreamed I met with[G] Behan
I[G] shook him by the hand and we[C] passed the time of[D] day
When[G] questioned on his views on the[C] crux of life's philoso[G]phies
He[G] had but these few clear and[C] simple words to [D]say
I am[G] going, I am going, Any which way the[C] wind may be[D] blowing
I am[G] going, I am going, Where streams of[C] whiskey are[D] flow[G]ing
The list of sheet music / tin whistle note songs below are from the PDF Ebook which you can buy for €7.50 . I'll email the download link after purchase.