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7. The Pogues–"Bottle of Smoke"
You know, for St. Patrick's Day. And while there is of course the temptation to drift toward the many sadder songs in MacGowan's catalog, let's instead focus on this one, about the pure, simple joy of winning big at the track. "Twenty fucking five to one/Me gambling days are done/I bet on a horse called A Bottle of Smoke and my horse won." Ignore, for a moment, the likelihood that his gambling days aren't really done, and tip your glass.