The Brazen Heads

The Brazen Heads

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Folk - Rock | Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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Song Description

This is an rocked up version of an old Irish traditional song about a jealous father with a violent reputation and a clever suitor who steals Reilly's daughter away from him in the middle of the night and marries her. When Reilly comes to get her back it

Story Behind the Song

We were looking for an older song that we hadn't already been playing live so we could take some radical liberties. Roy buried himself in his editing suite and came up with the concept that struck a chord with the entire band. Suffice it to say, the lib

Lyrics

As I was sitt'n by the fire
Eatin' spuds, drinking Porters
Suddenly a thought came into my mind
I'd like to marry old Reilly's daughter

Chorus:

Gidde eye aye
Gidde eye aye
Gidde eye aye for the one eyed Reilly
Gidde eye aye (boom boom boom)
Bangin on your old bass drum


Reilly played a big bass drum
Reilly had a mind for murder and slaughter
Reilly had a great glittering eye
He kept that eye on his lovely daughter

Chorus

One night while Reilly was in the bed
I crept up to her room and caught her
Took her safely off to wed
Quick as a flash with Reilly's daughter

Chorus

Got me a ring and a possem too
Got me a scratch in the married quarters
Settled down to a peaceful life
Happy as a king with Reilly's daughter

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Suddenly a footstep on the stairs
Who is it but Reilly out for slaughter
With two pistols in his had
Lookin' for the man who married his daughter

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I grabbe old Reilly by the hair
Shoved his head into a bucket of water
Fired his pistol in the air
A damn sight quicker than I married his daughter

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Song Length
3:00
Genres
Folk - Rock, Electronic - General
Tempo / Feel
Fast (151 - 170)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Tense, Charming

Subject Matter
Jealousy, Daughter

Similar Artists
The Charlie Daniels Band, ZZ Top
Language
English
Era
1700 - 1799

Lyric Credits Irish Folk song
Music Credits Irish Folk Song
Producer Credits Leeann Mackey
Publisher Credits The Brazen Heads
Performance Credits The Brazen Heads