"Waxie's Dargle" as written by Jeremy Max Finer, Shane Patrick Lysaght Macgowan, Cait O'riordan, James Thirkhill Fearnley, Andrew David Ranken, Peter Spider Stacey and Dp,....
Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"Will ye go to the Waxies dargle?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"I haven't got a farthing.
I went up to Monto town
To see Uncle McArdle
But he wouldn't give me a half a crown
For to go to the Waxies dargle."

What will ya have?!
I'll have a pint!
I'll have a pint with you, Sir!
And if one of ya' doesn't order soon
We'll be chucked out of the boozer!

Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"Will ye go to the Galway races?"
Says your aul' wan to my aul' wan,
"I'll hawk me aul' man's braces.
I went up to Capel Street
To the Jewish moneylenders
But he wouldn't give me a couple of bob
For the aul' man's red suspenders."


Says my aul' wan to your aul' wan
"We got no beef or mutton
If we went up to Monto town
We might get a drink for nuttin'"
Here's a nice piece of advice
I got from an aul' fishmonger:
"When food is scarce and you see the hearse
You'll know you have died of hunger."

Chorus x2

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"Waxie's Dargle" as written by Cait O'riordan Andrew David Ranken

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    General Commentits two guys talking about their wives, we get the image of two married ladies out for a night on the town in one of Dublin's wilder neighborhoods, getting drinks from men not their husbands.
    i think the way they imitate the women's voices en the chorus makes the song extra-funny
    spook!!on March 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe Irish - drunken punks - gotta love 'em.
    bkat004on May 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHmm I disagree with Spook!! Because well I just do, I don't think its about women at all.
    The Young Dubliners do a pretty good version of this.
    ThePogueson August 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou can find the trad lyric to this at pogues.com/Releases/Lyrics/LPs/RedRoses/….

    "The Waxie's Dargle" was an annual ball held by the candlemakers.
    fairportfanon September 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOf course this song's about women, the term 'aul wan' refers to the storytellers' wives. How could it be construed as anything else? Spook!! is right on the money
    gangofoneon March 25, 2009   Link

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