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The Pogues and the Dubliners on Irish television, performing their hit song "The Irish Rover" for the very first time in 1987.

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Originally their cover of the Irish folk song was recorded for the Dubliners's album "25 Years Celebration". When released as a single in the same year, this version reached number 8 in the UK Singles Chart, number 1 in the Irish Singles Chart and number 45 in the Euro Chart.

Due to this popularity, they then performed it for the first time here on The Late Late Show.

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Shit.. I thought that song was like 300 years old or something

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The late late show being the oldest running night talk show in the world!

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You know, long have the legends of people like Keith Richards or Ozzy Osbourne or Lemmy and their colossal narcotic consumption persisted, but I think they are all outdone by Shane MacGowan. It's nothing short of a goddamn miracle that he's still alive.

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If you told me in 1988 that Shane would outlive Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Michael Jackson, Tom Pretty, and Prince, I would have thought you were completely insane.

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Read an relatively recent interview with him and I got the impression he was an empty shell.

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I heard there were live shows where Shane would drop the mic and start stumbling around, and his band would be shouting at him and pointing to pick up the mic so they could keep the song going.

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watch the documentary about him. He's hardly alive. I only watched the first 20 minutes and couldn't continue. Too difficult to see him like that.

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I've always loved this little tidbit on his Wikipedia page:

MacGowan began drinking at age five, when his family gave him Guinness to help him sleep, and his father frequently took him to the local pub while he drank with his friends.

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TIL he's still alive

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he's still alive??????? jesus christ

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Shane MacGowan.

Heard a story about him hitting someone with a boat when he was drunk.

Also, heard him on the Dropkick Muprhys.

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Shane McGowan has looked and acted minutes from death for 35 years now.

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How he remembers all those lyrics is beyond me

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I'm really surprised this guy is still alive.

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I saw him a year ago in Dublin at a mass Covid vaccination site - in a wheelchair, looking really minutes from death.

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