피네건스 웨이크(Finnegan's Wake)는 아일랜드의 고전 포크송이다. 팀 피네건(Tim Finnegan)이라는 사람이 주인공이다. 술과 관련된 곡으로, 내용은 다음과 같다. 주인공 팀 피네건이 사다리에서 떨어져 머리를 부딪혀 두개골 골절로 쓰러졌다. 사람들은 피네건이 죽은 줄 알고 슬퍼했다. 그런데 피네건은 술을 너무 좋아해서, 사람들이 위스키를 피네건에게 부었더니 깨어났다. 제임스 조이스의 작품 가운데 같은 제목의 작품이 있는데, 이 고전 포크송에서 제목을 따 온 것이다.
퍼블릭 도메인이다. Tim Finnegan lived in Walken street
A gentleman Irish, mighty odd
He had a brogue both rich and sweet
And to rise in the world he carried a hod
You see he'd a sort of a tipplin' way
With a love for the liquor he was born
And to send him on his way each day,
He'd a drop of the craythur every morn'
Whack fol' the dah will ya dance to your partner
Round the floor your trotters shake
Isn't it the truth I told ya?
Lots of fun at Finnegan's wake
One morning Tim was rather full
His head felt heavy which made him shake
He fell off the ladder and he broke his skull
And they carried him home, his corpse to wake
Rolled him up in a nice, clean sheet
laid him out upon the bed
With a bottle of whiskey at his feet
And a barrel of porter at his head
Well his friends assembled at the wake
And Mrs. Finnegan called for brunch
Well, first she brought them tea and cake
Then pipes, tobacco, and whiskey punch
Then the Widow Malone began to cry
"such a nice clean corpse did you ever see?"
" Tim, auvreen! Why did you die?"
"Will you hold yer gob?" says Molly McGee'
Well, Mary Murphy took up the job
"Oh Biddy," says she, "you're wrong, I'm sure."
Well Biddy fetched her a belt in the gob
And left her sprawling on the floor
Then the war did then engage
'Twas woman to woman and man to man
Shillelagh law was all the rage
And a row and a ruction soon began
Well Mickey Maloney ducked his head
When a bottle of whiskey flew at him
It missed, and landing on the bed
The whiskey scattered over Tim
Bedad revives, see how he rises!
Timothy risin' from the bed!
Sayin' "Throwin' your whiskey around like blazes,"
"Thanum an Dhul! do ye think I'm dead?"
수록 앨범 [편집]
- 더 클랜시 브라더스: 1959년 앨범 <Come Fill your Glass with us>, 1961년 앨범 <A Spontaneous Performance Recording> 등
- 더 더블리너스: 1966년 앨범 <Finnegan Wakes>, 1974년 앨범 <The Dubliners Live> 등