The Temple Bar Song by Billy Treacy. Directed and filmed by Tony St Ledger.


Promo Video for the single “Temple Bar” from the album “Head Above Water”.

A Tony St Ledger film.

One take Treacy!
Best of luck to Billy and the lads with this – super day filming. I really enjoyed the refreshments and live session in the Dame Tavern after.
Thanks to all who helped Paul Baker, Peter Lynch, Jane O’Connor and Colm Treacy.

The Temple Bar Song by Billy Treacy http://www.billytreacy.com

Don’t you know you’re about to enter, Dublin’s Cultural Centre.
Pedestrianised streets of Cobblestone.
Where the places are all hopping with tourists eating, shopping.
Guaranteed you’ll never drink alone.
Pre chorus
But take a look around, for the natives can’t be found.
Except for the junkies, beggars, thieves.
The locals have more sense(cents).
Euro, shillings, pence.
And they know round here it won’t go far.
Chorus
In Temple Bar, (where) In Temple Bar.
Dirty Aul Town of Molly Malone and Whiskey in the Jar.
There’ll be drink and songs a plenty but your pockets will be empty, coz round here your money won’t go far.
In Temple Bar, (where) In Temple Bar.
It’s Vicars, Tarts, Drink, Feck, Arse, there’s nothing on a par.
Your throat it will be cracked and sore but your pockets well they’ll hurt more.
In Dublin City’s Temple Bar.
2nd Verse
Keep a good eye on your handbag,
Your man there is a toe rag.
Make sure you hold on to your phone.
Enjoy your stay in Ireland, be ya yank, English or Thailand.
Tell all your friends to come when you get home.
Pre Chorus
But please take my advice, that the rest of Dublin’s nice.
Don’t limit yourself to one square mile.
Now I mostly speak in jest, but believe me Dubs are best.
Guaranteed to make you smile.
Chorus
In Temple Bar, (Where) In Temple Bar.
Dirty aul town of Molly Malone and Whiskey in the Jar.
Where we go to celebrate or when we want to just drink late.
We know we never are too far.
From Temple Bar, from Temple Bar.
It’s Vicars, Tarts, Drink, Feck, Arse,
There’s nothing on a par.
If the Craic it isn’t ninety, you’ll be sure that it’s more mighty.
In Dublin City’s Temple Bar.
In Dublin City’s Temple Bar.
In Dublin City’s Temple Bar.
(Straight into The Maid Behind the (Temple) Bar.)

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