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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-26-09 10:21 PM
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43. "The boys of Wexford"
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  -All right, fellow DUers of Irish descent, it's time. Barack_America  Aug-26-09 07:49 PM   #0 
  - Thanks, Barack.  Condem   Aug-26-09 07:51 PM   #1 
  - I was doing really good until now  liberal N proud   Aug-26-09 07:54 PM   #2 
  - Well, I did it to myself too if that's any consolation.  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 08:04 PM   #11 
     - Ironic or ominous?  liberal N proud   Aug-26-09 08:22 PM   #24 
  - For all of us dial-up folks, can you at least say what it is?  panader0   Aug-26-09 07:56 PM   #3 
  - Sure.  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 07:59 PM   #6 
  - Let me add this one:  The Velveteen Ocelot   Aug-26-09 07:57 PM   #4 
  - simply beautiful  Klukie   Aug-26-09 07:57 PM   #5 
  - I've had that song in my head since last night.  alittlelark   Aug-26-09 08:00 PM   #7 
  - I dunno. Kinda maudlin  mr_hat   Aug-26-09 08:00 PM   #8 
  - My 92-year-old Purple Heart neighbor would prefer something like this for his wake:  Petrushka   Aug-27-09 03:29 AM   #52 
  - Can't listen to it today...  abbeyco   Aug-26-09 08:01 PM   #9 
  - It's like a great, big hug.  Creena   Aug-26-09 08:03 PM   #10 
  - Here's my offering  Jackeens   Aug-26-09 08:05 PM   #12 
  - Lovely.  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 08:17 PM   #19 
  - I love that song, too.  knitter4democracy   Aug-26-09 08:18 PM   #20 
  - Thanks from me, my father, and my grandparents from Dingle, Co. Kerry.  JohnnyLib2   Aug-26-09 08:07 PM   #13 
  - What a beautiful place  Jackeens   Aug-26-09 08:10 PM   #16 
  - And for those whose tastes run to "The Parting Glass"  Maeve   Aug-26-09 08:08 PM   #14 
  - Beautiful recording. nt  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 08:15 PM   #18 
  - I'd never heard that before. It's beautiful!  dalaigh lllama   Aug-26-09 08:30 PM   #28 
  - I sang that for my father in law's wake  Maeve   Aug-27-09 05:42 AM   #53 
  - That Was Absolutely Lovely. Thanks.  Toasterlad   Aug-27-09 02:16 PM   #55 
  - a Gaelic Blessing  KT2000   Aug-26-09 08:09 PM   #15 
  - Also, I've no doubt he was already in heaven...  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 08:41 PM   #30 
     - Ah - Wonderful! n/t  KT2000   Aug-26-09 10:41 PM   #45 
     - I've always loved that prayer  WolverineDG   Aug-26-09 11:11 PM   #48 
  - I always imagined a father singing this song to his son...  KansDem   Aug-26-09 08:14 PM   #17 
  - That's One of the Ususal Interpretations. Personally, I Prefer It When a Man Sings This Song.  Toasterlad   Aug-27-09 02:18 PM   #56 
     - Here you are...  KansDem   Aug-27-09 02:54 PM   #59 
        - I Just Found the Same One!  Toasterlad   Aug-27-09 04:11 PM   #60 
  - Now you've gone and done it.  Brigid   Aug-26-09 08:18 PM   #21 
  - I'm not even Irish, and it still makes me sad.  Berry Cool   Aug-26-09 08:19 PM   #22 
  - If you're Italian you're almost Irish - so welcome!  Jackeens   Aug-26-09 08:20 PM   #23 
     - How do ya figure??  Berry Cool   Aug-26-09 08:29 PM   #27 
  - An old ex-priest friend of my daughter's, an Irishman true, got to sing that song once  havocmom   Aug-26-09 08:24 PM   #25 
  - Here's one I've always liked.  Brigid   Aug-26-09 08:27 PM   #26 
  - I'm not Irish, but how about this one, sung by an Irish artist  RoccoR5955   Aug-26-09 08:31 PM   #29 
  - Traditionally, it was a parent, father or mother singing to his/her son  Cleita   Aug-26-09 08:47 PM   #31 
  - "Danny Boy" was pretty much sacred to my parents.....  kitty1   Aug-26-09 09:04 PM   #32 
  - Yep, been in my head all day  RB TexLa   Aug-26-09 09:06 PM   #33 
  - Simply lovely! Thank you for sharing this.  Window   Aug-26-09 09:10 PM   #34 
  - Oh, shit, now the tears are really coming,  liberalhistorian   Aug-26-09 09:40 PM   #35 
  - On Democracy Now today: Elvis singing Danny Boy  annm4peace   Aug-26-09 09:43 PM   #36 
  - The wearing of the Green  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Aug-26-09 09:58 PM   #37 
  - I thought it was traditionally understood to be a father singing to his son. nt  Critters2   Aug-26-09 09:59 PM   #38 
  - It is a beautiful song  Dyedinthewoolliberal   Aug-26-09 10:10 PM   #39 
  - I loved Deanna Durbin in the 1940s. This is the  asjr   Aug-26-09 10:17 PM   #40 
  - Checking in. Will do at midnight. I'm working now.  Touchdown   Aug-26-09 10:18 PM   #41 
  - Married to an Irish man, does that count  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-09 10:20 PM   #42 
  - Interesting. I did not know that.  Barack_America   Aug-26-09 10:47 PM   #46 
     - I was looking for a rendition on the tube  nadinbrzezinski   Aug-26-09 11:03 PM   #47 
  - "The boys of Wexford"  Historic NY   Aug-26-09 10:21 PM   #43 
  - My offering  voc   Aug-26-09 10:38 PM   #44 
  - That & Amazing Grace  WolverineDG   Aug-26-09 11:26 PM   #49 
  - Not exaclty an Irish song  sabrina 1   Aug-27-09 01:56 AM   #50 
  - you were right  Historic NY   Aug-27-09 02:42 PM   #57 
  - Oh fuck, I knew it as soon as I saw your header.  Withywindle   Aug-27-09 02:14 AM   #51 
  - Thanks Barack  swilton   Aug-27-09 01:48 PM   #54 
  - I knew what song it was without clicking on the link.........  CrownPrinceBandar   Aug-27-09 02:48 PM   #58 
  - Tricking Irish DUers into clicking links like this is abusive  Vox_Reason   Aug-27-09 07:12 PM   #61 
 

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