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 Post subject: Depressing Irish Songs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:14 am 
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There is always Danny ,Finnigan ,Molly Malone or some such dying or dead.
Famine and opression is always lurking in the background.
Drinking money is always runnig low.
How come we enjoy so much the melancholy?




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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:40 am 
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How come we enjoy so much the melancholy?


Because it goes so well with the Whiskey!

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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The worms crawl in and the worms crawl out
The ones that crawl in are lean and thin
The ones that crawl out are fat and stout
Your eyes fall in and your teeth fall out
Your brains come tumbling down your snout
Be merry my friends
Be merry ...

- duh Pogues

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:15 am 
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The same could be said for most country songs though right? I mean, as far as them being not so uplifting.

There are so man songs that are so down right depressing it gives me some sort of hope or something (if that makes sense). I mean, it can't get worse right?


This is one that's a pretty good downer

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:29 am 
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The Ballad of Joe McDonnel

Oh me name is Joe McDonnell
From Belfast town I came
That city I will never see again
For in the town of Belfast I spent many happy days
I love that town in oh so many ways
For it's there I spent my childhood and found for me a wife
I then set out to make for her a life
But all my young ambitions met with bitterness and hate
I soon found myself inside a prison gate

And you dare to call me a terrorist
While you look down your gun
When I think of all the deeds that you have done
You have plundered many nations, divided many lands
You have terrorized their peoples, you rule with an iron hand
And you brought this reign of terror to my land

Through those many months internment
In the Maidstone and the Maze
I thought about my land throughout those days
Why my country was divided, why I was now in jail
Imprisoned without crime or without trial
And though I love my country I am not a bitter man
I've seen cruelty and injustice at first hand
So then one fateful morning I shook bold freedom's hand
For right or wrong I'd try to free my land

And you dare to call me a terrorist
While you look down your gun
When I think of all the deeds that you have done
You have plundered many nations, divided many lands
You have terrorized their peoples, you rule with an iron hand
And you brought this reign of terror to my land

Then one cold October morning
Trapped in a lion's den
I found myself imprisoned once again
I was committed to the H blocks for fourteen years or more
On the blanket the conditions they were poor
Then a hunger strike we did commence for the dignity of men
But it seemed to me that noone gave a damn
But now I am a saddened man I've watched my comrades die
If only people cared or wondered why

And you dare to call me a terrorist
While you look down your gun
When I think of all the deeds that you have done
You have plundered many nations, divided many lands
You have terrorized their peoples, you rule with an iron hand
And you brought this reign of terror to my land

May God shine on you Bobby Sands
For the courage you have shown
May your glory and your fame be widely known
And Francis Hughes and Ray McCreesh who died unselfishly
And Patsy O'Hara and the next in line is me
And those who lie behind me may your courage be the same
And I pray to God my life is not in vain
Ah but sad and bitter was the year of 1981
For everything I've lost and nothing won

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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dont forget this one

:cry: :cry:



to be honest, I hate this fukking tune. Its overplayed, or over sang actually. every pissup, every wedding ervery funeral, every Irish rugby match, every Irish soccer match every (nearly) celtic match....you'll hear it.

It is fairly depressing as well :)

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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dont forget this one

:cry: :cry:



to be honest, I hate this fukking tune. Its overplayed, or over sang actually. every pissup, every wedding ervery funeral, every Irish rugby match, every Irish soccer match every (nearly) celtic match....you'll hear it.

It is fairly depressing as well :)


I guess the vicious circle is : listen to depressing irish songs,be driven to Whiskey, wallow in melancholy ,replace the empty Whiskey bottle,listen to more songs and start singing along ,fall in the black hole without hope,drink some more in feeble attempt to cheer yourself up,fail at that,start singing again....
How do you like this Dropkick Murphys version of "Fields Of Athenry",addic?

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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bawlerbrawler wrote:
How come we enjoy so much the melancholy?


Because we realize we're not alone?

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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surfraptor wrote:
bawlerbrawler wrote:
How come we enjoy so much the melancholy?


Because we realize we're not alone?


"Misery loves company"?
That could be a song...

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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Surflikesit!

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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"Misery likes company" thread.

ONE LINE AT THE TIME THREAD-that's the rule!

You shall post one line of the song .

Let's start writting the song!

First line:

I spent all my money on beer...

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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Great idea! (no entry)

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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Maybe it would work as a duet...

"I spent all my money on beer"
"Great idea!"

There is a particular northeastern US accent that adds an extra R to words like "idea" - and there are other northeastern US accents that leave the R off of words like "beer" - so a lot of people around here would say that was a rhyming couplet...

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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Anything goes! I started new thread....

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 Post subject: Re: Depressing Irish Songs
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The most depressing Irish song that comes to mind is Kilkelly Ireland. I cry till I laugh. No wonder he never went home. Hope this is it. These things take forever to load on my computer so I never have the patience to check 'em. Oh yeah, no speakers anyway. Let me know if it works,

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