Wasn't that a Party
Irish Rover Lyrics

Could've been the whiskey
It might have been the gin
Could have been the three or four six packs, I don't know
But look at the mess I'm in
My head is like a football
I think I'm going to die
Tell me, me oh, me oh my
Wasn't that a party
Someone took a grapefruit
Wore it like a hat
I saw someone under my kitchen table
Talking to my old tom cat
They were talking about hockey
The cat was talking back
Long about then everything went black
Wasn't that a party

I'm sure it's just my memory
Playing tricks on me
But I think I saw my buddy
Cutting down my neighbor's tree


Billy Joe and Tommy
Well they went a little far
They were sitting in the back yard, blowing on a siren
From somebody's police car

So you see, Your Honor
It was all in fun
The little bitty track meet down on main street
Was just to see if the cops could run
Well they run us in to see you
In an alcoholic haze
I sure can use those thirty days
To recover from the party

(repeat chorus x2, fade)

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on specific lyrics, highlight them
Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found
Comments from YouTube:


Never gets old. Been singing this since the day I heard it. I mean, come on, the dude is talking about hockey to a cat under the table.

Charlie Barry

Myself and my cousins carried my grandfathers coffin into a room filled with family and friends to this song, had everyone up clapping and it was truly beautiful. Made the day far less sombre and far more celebratory. Thank you rovers xx

Veril Peters

@Man Her Thanks will let him know.

Man Her

@Veril Peters LOL Your dads the man for that one! I'd get him a brew and give him cheers haha

Veril Peters

My dad walked into the bar and said"When i drink everybody drinks." Everyone hollered" Ya Dave." The bartender gave everyone a drink. Then my dad said "When i pay everybody pays!"

Man Her

Lol really?! That's too cool. Smiling just thinking about it. Happy music

Robert Beaudry


21 More Replies...


Woke with a screamin' headache and this came to mind. Now I'm laughing my ass off and it doesn't hurt so much. Way to go Rovers. Makes me proud of my Irish roots.

Rita's Playlists



One of my favorite songs of all time and this video is hilarious.. love it! I love to sing and dance to this song!💞🎶🥰💃🎶💞

More Comments

More Videos