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Thread #19332   Message #197215
Posted By: GUEST,Frank Hamilton
18-Mar-00 - 11:37 AM
Thread Name: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
Subject: RE: Singalong songs for St. Patrick's Day
St. Pat's Day has turned into something else over here in the States. The songs they like are something like this...for a majority of the American Irish who are not in touch with their culture.

Has Anyone Here Seen Kelly, Harrigan, I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen, Peg Of My Heart, Great Day for the Irish, The Wearing of The Green, Danny Boy, Macushla, A Little Bit of Heaven, When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, My Wild Irish Rose, Too-ra-loo-ra-looral, Who Put the Overhauls in Mrs. Murphy's Chowder, are some and all for the American market. Most of them are early show tunes.

Contrast that with songs like My Lagan Love, Wild Mountain Thyme, She Moved Through The Fair, An Bunan Bui, Tuirse Mo Chroi, and the Clancy's and Tommy's songs which have real Irish spirit and sentiment.

Even Saint Patrick's Arrival is not known to American audiences for St. Pat's Day.

Saint Pat's Day has become an excuse for a big beer bust.

Frank