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The Rakes of Mallow
Last updated: 10.03.22
The Rakes of Mallow is a jolly, well-known drinking song about the debaucheries of young gentlemen and their sheer delight in the "raking life", a rake (abbreviated from rake hell) being an amoral dissolute. It was first printed in the early 18th century. Mallow is the crossroads of Munster set in Blackwater Valley and is the administrative capital of North Cork, Ireland. Versions of this song can be found in Community Book of Irish Songs, Songs of Ireland and We're Only Here For The Beer! - Light.
  Issue Performer
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audiodbemp315.gif We're only here for the beer! Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger
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audiomidi15.gif Midi Frank Petersohn
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cd15.gif Jim Eldon Jim and Lynette Eldon flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15it.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Various Artists Gems From The Emerald Isle Vol. 1 flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif
cd15.gif Sean O'Neil 50 Irish Pub Songs flag15us.gif flag15uk.gif flag15de.gif flag15fr.gif flag15ca.gif flag15es.gif
cd15.gif Dr Rosteck & Mr Grainger We're only here for the beer! dbe15.gif
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youtube15.jpg The Rakes of Mallow (2:18) Thomascow Mc Mullan