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Wild Rover
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      12 comments

Classic drinking song! I've been a wild rover for many's a year, And I've spent all my money on whiskey and beer And now I'm returning with gold in great store, And I never will play the wild rover no more ... Read more
Apples, Peaches and Cherries
Tuesday, March 11, 2014      9 comments

It's not Irish, but humming and singing along to Molly Malone had me remembering this one. I saw the Smothers Brothers sing it. Peggy Lee - 1954 Diana Decker - 1955 The Smothers Brothers - 1962 Written by Lewis Allan - pseudony... Read more
Molly Malone
Monday, March 10, 2014      12 comments

A classic Irish song, also known as Cockles and Mussels , and In Dublin's Fair City. It's the unofficial anthem of Dublin. In 1988, the city of Dublin erected a statue of Molly Malone. In Dublin's fair city, Where the girls are so pretty,... Read more
Daylight Lost Savings Time
Sunday, March 09, 2014      16 comments

OK, so I know today was "Spring Forward" day - 2AM became 3AM, bing, bang, boom! Well, yesterday was my turn-around day. Came off night shift, caught a few hours sleep, w... Read more
The Irish Rover
Saturday, March 08, 2014      10 comments

On the Fourth of July, 1806 We set sail from the sweet Cove of Cork We were sailing away with a cargo of bricks For the Grand City Hall in New York 'Twas a wonder... Read more
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Friday, March 07, 2014      11 comments

There's a tear in your eye and I'm wondering why For it never should be there at all With such power in your smile, sure a stone you'd beguile So there's never a teardrop should fall When your sweet lilting laughter's like s... Read more
The Unicorn
Thursday, March 06, 2014      10 comments

The Irish Rovers (and many others) Songwriters: SHEL SILVERSTEIN A long time ago, when the Earth was green, There was more kinds of animals than you've ever seen. And they ran about and played while the Earth was being born, ... Read more
Busy Again Tonight
Thursday, March 06, 2014      8 comments

Hit the ground running and haven't stopped for 4 hours. I'll blog again after midnight. ... Read more
When the Saints Go Marching In
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      13 comments

Originally a hymn, in 1930 Louis Armstrong jazzed it up into the version most of us are familiar with today. In New Orleans, it's frequently played as a dirge during funerals as the body is taken to be buried. On the way back, the jazzy version ... Read more
Mardi Gras
Tuesday, March 04, 2014      14 comments

Fat Tuesday - the day before Lent. My family used to call ot Pancake Tuesday. Eat up all the fat, sugar and good stuff, so get your pancakes. Get your party on! ... Read more
Don't Cha
Sunday, March 02, 2014      10 comments

So, yesterday's blog was about a guy way, way too impressed with himself. Today, let's hear it from the Pussycat Dolls, 2005 Oh, baby dolls I know you like me (I know you like me) I know you do (I know you do) That's why whenev... Read more
I'm Too Sexy
Sunday, March 02, 2014      13 comments

A one-hit wonder by Right Said Fred, 1981. I'm too sexy for my love too sexy for my love Love's going to leave me I'm too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shir... Read more
Nothing I Can Do About It Now
Saturday, March 01, 2014      13 comments

1978, Willie Nelson I've got a long list of real good reasons For all the things I've done I've got a picture in the back of my mind Of what I've lost and what I've won I've survived every situation Knowing when to freeze and... Read more
Already Gone
Friday, February 28, 2014      12 comments

Heard this one on the radio coming in to work. The Eagles, 1974 Well, I heard some people talking just the other day And they said you were gonna put me on a shelf Well, let me tell you I've got some news for you And you'll soon fi... Read more
Poodles
Wednesday, February 26, 2014      13 comments

I tried to take pictures of Samurai today so I could show what I call his "poodle leg". You'd think I was stealing his soul. (It's his right front leg that was shaved for IV... Read more

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