NEW SINGLE: PADDY WAGGIN’ AND FINNY McCONNELL ‘Life On The Booze’

There’s a price that you pay living life on the booze! The newest tune from Vancouver’s Paddy Waggin’ featuring neighbour Finny McConnell from The Mahones.

‘Life On The Booze’ dates back to 2020 and was written by Aidan Carroll (AKA Paddy) after celebrating his birthday bash. Left feeling the worse for wear and with unusually high levels of hangxiety.

“I penned it all in one go upon waking. Then strummed out the chords in the afternoon as sort of a cathartic therapy for my aching head.”

It seemed like a good way to spend the day recovering and when introduced to the rest of the band they began working on it straight away and plans were made to record it. With it all set to go the opportunity for Paddy Waggin’ to play with Finny McConnell from legendary fellow Canadian Celtic-Punks The Mahones on his solo tour. Finny jumped at the chance to sing guest vocals along with Aidan with everyone sharing backup vocals and choruses and the song was recorded by Larry Lich @ Eagle Ears studios.

Paddy Wagon left to right: Andrew Whyte – Guitar * Aidan Carroll – Vocals * Rob Stewart – Drums * Jon Poliquin – Bass * Philip Meyer – Accordion * Johnny Jandara – Mandolin/ Banjo (plus Bourton Scott on fiddle not in picture)

For the end of year ‘Best Of’ awards we will be introducing a new category for Best Celtic-Punk video and ‘Life On The Booze’ will be a strong contender for #1 spot! The brainchild and creation of Paddy Waggin’ drummer Diamond Dick who sadly missed the recording through illness forcing the band to use a drum machine for the track. Needless to say he wasn’t too happy about being replaced by a drum machine so as part of his healing he took it upon himself to get his revenge by turning the band into cartoon characters! He then created a dancing metronome robot to represent the drum sounds he despised and then destroys it at the end of the video.

No Irishman were hurt in the making of this video.

All characters are purely fictional and not intended to represent real people

I saw Paddy today 
And how he was bragging 
Swearing about how he’s on the wagon 
It’s enough to make 
A grown man cringe 
When you’re waiting for 
Your next last binge 

Chorus 
Hey 
This time it’s true 
I’ve had enough drink
To sink this, ship and its crew 
I’m capsized I’m drowning 
Down here in this brew 
There’s a price that you pay 
Living life on the booze 

I saw Paddy today
And he wasn’t drinking
Swearing about his new way of thinking
Its enough to make
A grown man cry
As he shoots back a shot
With his guilt in his eyes
Chorus 
I saw Paddy today
And he wasn’t on the lash
He swore never again
To drink one little splash
But before I congratulate him on the task
He leans back and takes a big swig from his flask
Chorus
I saw Paddy today
He wasn’t in the cups
Swearing how he
Never touches the stuff
But before I could say
Good job there old man
He took out his knife
And he shotgunned a can
Chorus 
Outro 
I saw Paddy today
And he wasn’t bragging
Taken away in the Paddy Wagon
Your under arrest!
The Mahones have a fabulous new album out called Jameson Street and Paddy Waggin are delighted to have been asked to open for The Mahones on their 30th Anniversary Jameson Street tour. Two shows October 20th and 21st at The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver and expect to hear Life On The Booze’ performed live with Finny.

Please drink responsibly for F@&k sakes!

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