Raise 'Em All

by Irish Moutarde

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"Electric guitars, bagpipe and whisky: Celtic rock as it should be"

Add to this banjo, accordion and tin whistle, and this statement sums up well Irish Moutarde’s debut album "Raise 'Em All". This album is a twelve songs party that perfectly blends together rock, punk, Celtic music, even metal! These musical styles are omnipresent, and the mix leads to heavy and rapid pieces or lively and bawdy Irish drinking songs. That's not to say that the guys (Oops! The lads and the lass!) can't turn it down a bit. There’re also some introspective and sweet moments, but not too much! Dynamic vocals, lots of melodies of Celtic influence and many known and lesser-known instruments make a debut album full of energy that fulfills Irish Moutarde's promise that no matter the day you’ll listen to the album, it’ll always be St.Patrick's Day!

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released 17 September 2013

Produced by Sébastien Malenfant.
Mixed by Jef Fortin and Sébastien Malenfant.
Mastering by Jef Fortin.
Recorded between December 2012 and June 2013 at DCLF studios.
Drums recorded at Badass studio, engineered by Jef Fortin.

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Track Name: The Black Mill
The grouse-hen nests in the Black Mill
And I heard it nests in it still

Don't sound the tune in Margaree
Or you won't make friends easily

Get over it, get over it
There could be worse than chicken shit!
Track Name: Farewell to Drunkenness
A fair women once told me, when I stepped at her door
“Why can’t you quit from drinking, t’will kill you before long”
And then I replied to her, would you sing me a song?
Where all the men are drinking, a good beer ain’t a whore

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

It’s Friday and it’s raining, I’m left without a job
‘Tis time to forget all this shit, meet the guys at the pub
I catch up with McHalley, she’s already at three
Tonight pints of Guinness and Newkie are on me!

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

On our table pile up, many empty glasses
I try to win a wet kiss from many ugly lasses
The clock is close to three, there’s no one else around
But me and all my friends: time for another round! (reload!)

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

I wake in up the morning, all fuzzy, cold and sore
I don’t know where the hell I am, must get out of this place
I rush into the toilet; it’s the same as before
When I look at the mirror, it’s the same familiar face

A throb is in my head
My guts are on the floor
Oh god never I swear
Will I drink anymore?

So I bid you goodnight
Oh good friends that you are
And I’ll see ya for sure
Tomorrow at the bar…
Track Name: The Cabin
I'm out of work and want a change, got nothing left to lose
I need to leave everything to help me clear my mind
My spot in timberland and a few bottles of booze
Is a great start for what I hope to find

So you tried to find a way out, you were caught in the cabin
You thought that you could escape but it was only a dream
You were hidden in the forest hoping to find some peace at last
But it got back to you 'cause no one could find you

Trapped inside my shack, I don't know what I can do
Is there a solution for my pursuit of happiness?
Can't live like this anymore, need a helping hand, but who?
To achieve my goal is hard when I'm a total mess

So you tried to find a way out, you were caught in the cabin
You thought that you could escape but it was only a dream
You were hidden in the forest hoping to find some peace at last
But it got back to you 'cause no one could find you

My last chance is to hold on and keep my spirits high
Going back to the woods might give me strength to move on
Staying there by myself could not hide my destiny
Anyway I'm sure that people won't know that I'm gone

So you tried to find a way out, you were caught in the cabin
You thought that you could escape but it was only a dream
You were hidden in the forest hoping to find some peace at last
But it got back to you 'cause no one could find you
Track Name: I Heard Jesus Was
I heard Jesus was a cool lad
A peace and love kind of guy, it’s said
He smelled of BO and of weed
A smell that could have raised the dead

He had twelve merry drinking pals
Who loved a late boozy repast
But every morning, quite hung over
They swore this supper would be their last

My God, Old man!
Oh why have you forsaken me?
We hoped to party until dawn
But we're out of beer and it's only three!

He and his buddies crashed a wedding
Where all they served was water warm and stale
Jesus winked at the bride and the groom
And turned the water into ale

My God, Old man!
Am I really your true son?
Cause you seem to me a bit stern
And I mighty like to have some fun...

Sanitas Bona!
Sanitas Bona!

His hot girlfriend was an ex-whore
Who warmed the bed of many men in need
She never caught anything itchy at her job
And that was a miracle indeed

My God, Old man!
I read the jobs you had for me
And I could not help wondering
Can I really walk upon the sea?

Because I'd like to spread
The good news of brew the world around
And it looks to me a whole lot cheaper
Than renting a boat for a bag of pounds
Track Name: Glasses to the Sky
Earning a living, paying the bills
Is hard work but well you sure know how it feels
But playing on stage with my brand new guitar
My complaints don't go very far

What is the truth and what is a lie?
Should I shake the hand reaching down from on high?
I can only go where my heart tells me to
And that is the best I can do

They may take our jobs away
Lead us all astray
Doesn’t matter anyway
We’ll get stronger everyday
Raise your glasses to the sky
Raise 'em proud and high
It's a song for you and I
Let us kiss our woes goodbye

Driving your car can irk you a great deal
If somebody else is holding the steering wheel
Even though this can be a shit of a ride
It’s nice to have friends by your side

They may take our jobs away
Lead us all astray
Doesn’t matter anyway
We’ll get stronger everyday
Raise your glasses to the sky
Raise 'em proud and high
It's a song for you and I
Let us kiss our woes goodbye

Johnny and Maggie and Sean!
Clench your fist and carry on

Raise your glasses to the sky
It's a song for you and I
Raise your glasses to the sky
It's a song for you and I

They may take our jobs away
Lead us all astray
Doesn’t matter anyway
We’ll get stronger everyday
Raise your glasses to the sky
Raise 'em proud and high
It's a song for you and I
Let us kiss our woes goodbye

They may take our jobs away
Lead us all astray
Doesn’t matter anyway
We’ll get stronger everyday
Raise your glasses to the sky
Raise 'em proud and high
It's a song for you and I
Let us kiss our woes goodbye

They may take our jobs away
Lead us all astray
Doesn’t matter anyway
We’ll get stronger everyday
Raise your glasses to the sky
Raise 'em proud and high
It's a song for you and I
Let us kiss our woes goodbye
Track Name: Olaf
En Tchéquie y'avait une p'tite girafe
Qui avait reçu le nom d'Olaf
Verte tachetée jaune, les yeux toujours en extase

N'étant pas née pour un p’tit pain
Elle s'est promenée aux quatre coins
De la planète pour faire sa danse grivoise

Un jour dans un party d'St-Patrick
Elle a trippé sur la musique
D'un band qui jouait du Flogging et du Dropkick

Fidèle Olaf on espère tous ben gros
Que tu t'emmerdes pas trop
Dans le trailer tout seul, quand on va à nos shows

Elle s'est souvent pété la fiole
Sa corne ou une oreille qui décolle
En dansant sur scène et en faisant la folle

Mais elle a des chums qui sont de vrais experts
Qui l'ont guérit pour pas cher
À coup d'sableuse, de plâtre et de fibre de verre

Là elle est en feu et peut enfin thrasher
Sur scène sans rien s'arracher
Fidèle Olaf reste toujours à nos cotés
Track Name: LLL
Instrumental
Track Name: D.O.E.
He, by the bar, looking at me with deep blue eyes
Oh what a feek, how could I turn him down?
My mind's not clear, already drank a bunch of pints
Oh what the hell, I'm outta town

He's waiting for me to buy him a drink
Still got some money but should I go through?
Well it looks like we are in sync
There might be chemistry so I could add a few

Should I leave or should I stay, and live as there's no tomorrow
Temptation or not only my heart should know

How can I be sure if he's worth it?
Right here right now there's a burning fire
But there's my man waiting at home
Can I handle my desire?

Should I leave or should I stay, and live as there's no tomorrow
Temptation or not only my heart should know

My conscience is killing me (Carpe Diem)
My conscience is killing me (Carpe Diem)
My conscience is killing me (Carpe Diem)
My conscience is killing me (Carpe Diem)

Should I leave or should I stay, and live as there's no tomorrow
Temptation or not only my heart should know

Should I leave or should I stay, and live as there's no tomorrow
Temptation or not only my heart should know
Track Name: The Fields of Athenry
By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young girl calling
Michael they have taken you away
For you stole Trevelyn's corn
So the young might see the morn
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay

Low lie the Fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

By a lonely prison wall
I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters Mary when you're free
Against the famine and the crown
I rebelled they cut me down
Now you must raise our child with dignity

Low lie the Fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

By a lonely harbor wall
She watched the last star falling
As the prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray
For her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

Low lie the Fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry

Low lie the Fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry
Track Name: The Bear and the Maiden Fair
A bear there was (a bear!, a bear!)
All black and brown
Covered with hair
With a good flair

Oh come they said
Come to the fair
Come to the fair?
But I'm a bear!

And down the road
From here to there
Three boys, a goat
And a dancing bear

They danced and spun
Up to the fair
Oh look my friend
There's a maiden here

He smelled the scent
In the maiden's hair
She is so sweet
So pure and fair

He sniffed the air
And smelled it there
The maiden’s here
With honey in her hair

He is a hairy bear
He wants to come to the fair
I am a maiden fair
With honey in my hair
He's a dancing bear
He wants to drink some beer
I'm really standing here
In front of a crazy bear

Oh she's a maid, she's pure and fair
She'll never dance with a hairy bear







She'll never dance with a hairy bear
He lifted her high into the air
She called for a knight but he's a bear
All black and brown and full of hair
She kicked and wailed the maid so fair
He licked the honey from her hair

She looked so sweet
So pure and fair
Honey and gold
In her long hair

She is a maid
And she is fair
She doesn't care
About a bear (a hairy bear!)

Oh wait my bear
Oh please come here
I'm so lonely
And not so fair

Come to the fair
With all your hair
We'll have some fun
And an affair

He is a hairy bear
He wants to come to the fair
I am a maiden fair
With honey in my hair
He's a dancing bear
He wants to drink some beer
I'm really standing here
In front of a crazy bear

Oh she's a maid, she's pure and fair
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
He lifted her high into the air
She called for a knight but he's a bear
All black and brown and full of hair

She kicked and wailed the maid so fair

He licked the honey from her hair

Oh she's a maid, she's pure and fair
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
He lifted her high into the air

She called for a knight but he's a bear
All black and brown and full of hair
She kicked and wailed the maid so fair
He licked the honey from her hair

Oh she's a maid, she's pure and fair
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
She'll never dance with a hairy bear
He lifted her high into the air
She called for a knight but he's a bear
All black and brown and full of hair
She kicked and wailed the maid so fair
He licked the honey from her hair

She sighed and squealed
And kicked the air
My bear she sang
My bear so fair
And off they went
From here to there
The bear the bear
And the maiden fair
Track Name: The Wearing of the Green
For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green
For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green

Oh. Paddy dear and did you hear the news that's going round?
The shamrock is by law forbid to grow on Irish ground

St. Patrick's Day no more we keep his colour can't be seen
For they hangin' men and women for the wearing of the green

I met with Napper Tandy and he took me by the hand
He said : "How's dear old Ireland and how does she stand?"

She's the most distressful country that you’ve ever seen
For they're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green

For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green

And if the color we must wear is England's cruel red
Shure Ireland sons will not forget the blood that they have shed

You may take the shamrock from your hat and cast it down the sod
But 'Twill take root and flourish there, tho' under foot 'tis trod

My father loved his country and sweeped from in 'is breast
But I had one they died for her must never soul be blessed

Most tears me mother shad for me, how'd bitter they had been
But we have proved the traitors for the wearing of the green

For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green
For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green

And if at last our coloured shirt be thorn from Ireland's heart
Her sons would shame and sorrow for the dear old my wound heart

I hear the whisper of the land that lies me on the sea
Where the rich and poor stand equal in the light of freedom's day

Oh, Ireland, must believe you driven by a tyrant's hand
And see come mother's blessing from the strange and distant land

Where the cruel cross of England shall never more be seen
And in that land we live and die still wearing Ireland's green

For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green
For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green
For the wearing of the green, for the wearing of the green
They're hanging men and women for the wearing of the green
Track Name: A Lad and a Hag
One day, feeling quite alone
Wishing for a lass fair and gay
I met an ugly crone
Slowly comin' my way

Her hair was long and white
And her shoulders were all bent
She was such a pitiful sight
Mumbling to herself as she went

I said : « oh my good lad,
Will you give me a kiss?
A groom like you I once had
And love I sorely miss. »

« If you kiss me, » I further said,
« I will change into a lass
With a fair and pretty head
And a mouth-drooling little ass.»

I thought I had nothing to lose
To find out if her words were true
And not some sick devious ruse
But there’s one thing I had to do

Daunted by this grim enterprise
And dizzy with her reek
I held my breath and closed my eyes
And quickly kissed her on the cheek

Where the hag stood moments ago
Now was a girl young and fair
Her limbs were white as snow
And shining like gold was her hair

Very soon we were groom and bride
And we were giddy with delight
Of having my love by my side
Every day, and every night

But soon she showed her black heart
Always ordering me around
Keeping me and my friends apart
Growling at me like a bloodhound
One day I was fed up
And at last I walked out the door
And since then raised a lonely cup
For I had no friends anymore

Leaving her, I did not regret
For her breasts had begun to sag
I wish I fled the day I met
Long ago that crazy old hag

One day, feeling quite alone
Wishing for a lass fair and gay
A young lad met an ugly crone
Slowly coming his way…