"Drink To The Dead" as written by and Dan Maines Jean-paul Gaster....
If knee-deep in cat nip
At the old icebox
I recommend you whistle
And give the box three knocks
Should you be so lucky
To hear whisperin'
It is an invitation
For you to leap in

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

If boxing your shadow
At the wall full of moss
And antlers approach you
Then I am at a loss

May you go marching in three measure time
Dressed up as asses, drunk to the nines
Swing from the rafters
Shouting those songs
Gone unsung for far too long

Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look

Surrounded by toadstools
At the old green glen
I'm afraid there is little
That I can recommend
Save all of your courage
And sincere prayer
And where you go-a treadin'
Take the utmost care

So let us
Drink to the dead all you still alive
We shall join them in good time
Should you go crossin' that silvery brook
It's best to leap before you look


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"Drink to the Dead" as written by Jean-paul Gaster Dan Maines

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    General Commentmy funeral song
    andyburtonon October 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBest song on the album along with 'Careful with that Mic'.
    samwaltonon March 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClassic, and I mean classic! fucking Clutch.

    I'm so appreciative that this was the first Clutch song I ever heard.
    When I listen to this I feel like a pirate amongst men.
    metathoughton January 13, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAbsolutely fucking superb
    lee3don May 30, 2015   Link
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    General CommentIt's filled with obscure Irish folklore references, and I saw these listed on another lyrics site, but that was so many years ago that I don't remember.
    cameronwg5on May 01, 2017   Link

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