Hozier – The Humours of Whiskey [Video]

I guarantee you listen to this more than once 🤩

Hozier performing a solo a cappella version of the traditional Irish folk song, ‘The Humours of Whiskey,’. This recording isn’t new, originally posted in 2019, but we thought it was worth a post to share around anyway.

Hozier only sings three short verses from the original full-length song, but here are the lyrics for those who want to sing along.

Come guess me this riddle, what beats pipe and fiddle
What’s hotter than mustard and milder than cream
What best wets your whistle, what’s clearer than crystal
Sweeter than honey and stronger than steam

What can make the dumb talk, what can make the lame walk,
What’s the elixir of life and philosopher’s stone
And what helped Mr. Brunnell to dig the Thames Tunnel
Sure wasn’t it whiskey from [ould Inisowen]

So stick to the cratur’ the best thing in nature
For sinking your sorrows and raising your joys
And boys, [I oft’n?] wonder, if lightning and thunder
Was made from the plunder of whiskey, me boys

What a wonderful voice, and something I hope he does a lot more of!

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