Rattling Roaring Willie

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A Scottish song followed by 3 Irish Slip Jigs: "Drops Of Brandy", "The Foxhunter's Jig" and "The Rocky Road To Dublin".


Rattling Roaring Willie O he's gone to the fair
For to sell his fiddle and buy some other ware
But parting with his fiddle the salt tear filled his e'e
Rattling Roaring Willie you’re welcome home to me

O Willie come sell your fiddle, O sell your fiddle so fine
O Willie come sell your fiddle and buy a pint o’ wine
If I should sell my fiddle the world would think I was mad
For many a ranting day my fiddle and I have had

As I came by the tavern I cannily looked within
Rattling Roaring Willie was sitting at yon board end
Sitting at yon board end and in good company
Rattling Roaring Willie you’re welcome home to me.


from The Blarney Roses, released November 24, 2014
Morris Wintle : Vocals, Tenor Banjo, Keyboard, Recording & Production.
Penny Plowden : Irish Whistles, Vocals




Life Of Riley UK

By aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature folk-rock sound, singer/guitarist/banjoist/keyboardist Morris Wintle and Penny Plowden, vocalist and suburb exponent of the Irish Whistles are helping to shape the landscape of today’s folk-rock music scene.
Stylistically eclectic songs and arrangements of traditional tune sets.
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