Mudcat Café message #21972 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3972   Message #21972
Posted By: Alice
22-Feb-98 - 12:34 PM
Thread Name: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Subject: RE: St. Patrick's Day favourites
Tim made the point above that the slow love songs get lost in the roar and stomping of the crowd on March 17. So true, but regretable, since the roller-coaster of emotions from laughing to crying is such a part of the BIG experience of the day. A couple of weeks ago when I was asked to stand and sing a song at our session, I started by saying, "This is a song my father used to sing." That brought a big roar, since the crowd seemed to expect a drinking or rebel song. Then I stood there for half a minute, (because I couldn't remember how it started!!) and commented, "My father was a very quiet man." (Trying to buy some time until I could jog my memory) Which brought a big laugh. Then, I started the song, and it was "The Rose of Tralee". By the end of the two verses I sang, the woman in front of me was wiping tears from her cheeks. I think part of it was the idea that my real Irish father used to sing such a sweet song. When I was a girl, I would sit at the piano and play The Rose of Tralee and he would come and stand by me and sing. alice, montana