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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #1 
I love this song 

Fisherman's Blues, performed by the Waterboys


Lyrics: click here

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mdlove

Registered: 03/13/04
Posts: 4,214
 #2 
thanks beth
we all need to be devoted to someone or something
that makes our lives more loving

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lucette

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 1,700
 #3 

Quote: "I love this song" - I can see why you do.  Thanks Beth.

beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #5 
Traditional instrumental Irish music performed by The Chieftains and friends:



Description on YouTube:
"A set of reels recorded in Matt Molloy's Pub, Westport, County Mayo.
I love these sessions - "music to bring any man to his senses." This is the
type of music I want ringing in my ears after a few pints. Amongst the
musicians is the Rev. Gary Hastings from Belfast."


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raven

Registered: 10/15/07
Posts: 605
 #6 
beth
 eire is where my family and sister live its a fantastic place with the friendlist folk in the world you MUST GO THERE i have never met a nasty irish person in my life . (i recommend cork or kerry )
 i love the waterboys singing the whole of the moon which i remember from my hippy festival glastonbury days listening to on top of glastonbury tor looking at the full moon on a summers evening with the waterboys in the background  a blissful memory shine on you crazy irish
 half of us in liverpool were on the way to the USA but got stuck here and never quite made it across the pond . i love the irish bars when folk just get up jamming and singing playing the boron happy memories thanks for evoking them
 much peace 
vanessa
Vicki

Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 689
 #7 
There is a book called Eating the "I" by William Patterson. In it he tells of going to Ireland and all of the fantastic coincidences that befell him...and of the thin places there. I have not heard before that it is a friendly place. I know someone who went there on tour and it was hard, scrambling up the hills and all and not being used to it.

Ah, Vanessa, wonderful to hear from you....


beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #8 
Vanessa, it sounds like so much fun! I'm glad it reminded you of happy times. 

Vicki, that sounds like an interesting book!



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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #9 


The Dubliners- A Pub With No Beer




Really funny!




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tortoise

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 547
 #10 
Thanks for this song, Beth.  I can't let this go by without a bit of an Aussie history lesson as this is an iconic Aussie song.

The story is that in 1943 American soldiers stationed in North Queensland drank the local pub dry. The pub was the Day Dawn which then became Lee's Hotel.  The next day an Irish born farmer, Dan Sheahan, having been served a warm wine instead of his usual cold beer sat in the pub and penned a verse about the situation.  This was published in the North Queensland Register on Jan 1st, 1944.  Later this was then taken up and changed by song writer, Gordon Parsons.

Parsons used the characters and situation of his own pub at Taylors Arm near Macksville on Northern N.S.W. Coast, which according to "legend" had once run out of beer after being cut off by floods.  He wrote the song we now know as "A Pub with No Beer".  The Aussie Legend, singer Slim Dusty, a mate of Gordon Parsons, recorded it as a B-side for a record he made in 1957 and it became an Australian hit, for years being the biggest selling single in Aussie music history.  The pub at Taylors Arm is now known as the pub with no beer and has a big sign cut into a log outside.  They also have a festival there and the rest as they say is history.  A Pub with No Beer probably comes in second to Waltzing Matilda as an Aussie national iconic song. 

Betty

Registered: 03/24/09
Posts: 1,680
 #11 
Sounds like "Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster.

Sung by Marilyn Horne:



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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #12 
John, that's really interesting! I've heard "Waltzing Matilda" sung by the Irish
bands too. When I was doing a search on "Pub With No Beer" Slim Dusty's
name came up. I will go check it out.

Thanks for the history lesson!

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beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #13 

Slim Dusty- A Pub With No Beer







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tortoise

Registered: 12/01/08
Posts: 547
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Thanks Beth.  When Slim died his funeral was broadcast on TV.  Folks said it was one of the best concerts they'd seen on TV.

beth

Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 3,040
 #15 
I'm glad you told us about the song and Slim.

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