Revel in the noise of a hollow Drumm

Nothing inside but a vacuous hum

Bringing back the beat to face the band

Loudest vessel in the musical land

Acoustic, electric, bombastic sound

Listen for the €notes that are never found

 

Bank on rhythm from the renegade Drumm

Beating wrong time, no tune to hum

Banging Bodhran never bites the hand

Of decent players with motives grand

Antagonistic invective arrogant sound

Listen for the €notes that are never found

 

Revel in the silence of the stricken Drumm

Quiet as the grave until kingdom come

The boom is gone, the bang’s not grand

Who will be the judge of the quiet band

Sneakily, shamelessly bellicose sound

Listen for the €notes that are never found

 

Banging down the middle of the exile Drumm

Hearing only silence from a beat that’s dumb

Rhythm not the favourite in the big life land

Drumm not a hero in a brass neck band

Acoustic Electric, bombastic sound

Mourning for the €notes that are never found