A REAL IRISH WAKE
MUSIC TO SAY GOODBYE BY
YOUTUBE: SINEAD O'CONNOR
"Davy Spillane feat Sinead O'Connor-Danny Boy (The Derry Air)"
If no one will sing this song for you, you're a poor man indeed.
THE LAST FEW NOTES FROM THE 1960's
Teddy, We Hardly Knew Ye
There'll be no throwing of the uisce beatha in the man's face. No brawling, no arguments, no slamming of doors. One last time in fifty years, we Irish Americans will quietly and mournfully say goodbye to one of our own, the last of his kind, forever. We would have upturned Heaven and Earth to find Teddy's brother's killer, but we did not. We observed the custom of this great forgiving land, and we moved on, carrying John Kennedy's torch with us. We wanted to tear out our hair and rend our garments, smash something or someone when Teddy's brother Bobby was murdered, but we held ourselves to the principles we shared with him, and fought peacefully for peace and justly for justice, which we never found. Now poor old Teddy is gone. He escaped assassination by foregoing his rightful role as our President, and worked in the mired trenches of the Senate instead. Edward Moore Kennedy won some, he lost some, but he never quit fighting. Now we will again quietly mourn one of our very own, and again we will take up that torch. We will never give up the struggle for peace and justice, because we are Irish, and we are Americans, we never forget, and we never give up.
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YOUTUBE: THE CHIEFTAINS
"The Chieftains - Women Of Ireland (Mná na h-Éireann)"
A lament. Of course.
"Abraham, Martin & John - Dion - Lyrics"
Always hated this song. Don't like crying.
YOUTUBE: ARETHA FRANKLIN
"Aretha Franklin - Bridge Over Troubled Water"
I got yer Chappaquiddick right heah, you Nazi f**ks.
YOUTUBE: PETER, PAUL & MARY
"If I Had A Hammer PETER,PAUL & MARY"
A song about the hammer of justice and the bell of freedom, and love between my brothers and my sisters. Silly, hunh?
YOUTUBE: BRIAN O'BRIEN
"Brian O'Brien Caoineadh Cu Chulainn (Lament) Uilleann Pipes"
These are the real bagpipes. More for laments than marches.
"Native American - Amazing Grace (in cherokee)"
Another County heard from!
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