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25-01-2021, 17:03   #16
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The green fields of France.

I went to see Eric Bogle he wroth the green fields of France and it was a great night despite most of his stuff being on the miserable side. The same with the pogues a great night.
Is that really a trad song? More folk.
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Hate that ****ing song quickly followed by that abomination Caledonia, invariably sung by some squaking out of tune pissed woman...
As lamenting songs about Scotland go, it pales in significance to the braw Loch Lomond.
Love how that builds to a crescendo

"home ... home ... we're going home"
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The green fields of France.

I went to see Eric Bogle he wroth the green fields of France and it was a great night despite most of his stuff being on the miserable side.
Was that in Whelan’s, M? Thought his ‘Do You Know Any Dylan’ was a good laugh.

But, yeah, when you’ve got ‘Green Fields of France’ with ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ it’s always going to lean towards the sad side
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Was that in Whelan’s, M? Thought his ‘Do You Know Any Dylan’ was a good laugh.

But, yeah, when you’ve got ‘Green Fields of France’ with ‘And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda’ it’s always going to lean towards the sad side
Yeah in Whelans.
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Any trad song without actual singing.
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Any trad song without actual singing.
Sean nós?
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Cradle of Filth - Coffin Fodder

Overplayed, sentimental, diddly-eye claptrap.
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As lamenting songs about Scotland go, it pales in significance to the braw Loch Lomond.
Love how that builds to a crescendo

"home ... home ... we're going home"
Runrig live version ?
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Skibbereen for the win . I sat in the Famine plot there and cried as the words ran through my head . “. Name checked in “ Jockser Goes to Stuggart” “ and the last that he was seen was arm in arm with Jackie Charleton singing “ Revenge for Skibbereen.”

Oh father dear, I oft-times hear you speak of Erin's isle
Her lofty hills, her valleys green, her mountains rude and wild
They say she is a lovely land wherein a saint might dwell
So why did you abandon her, the reason to me tell

Oh son, I loved my native land with energy and pride
Till a blight came o'er the praties; my sheep, my cattle died
My rent and taxes went unpaid, I could not them redeem
And that's the cruel reason why I left old Skibbereen

Oh well do I remember that bleak December day
The landlord and the sheriff came to take us all away
They set my roof on fire with their cursed English spleen
I heaved a sigh and bade goodbye to dear old Skibbereen

Your mother too, God rest her soul, fell on the stony ground
She fainted in her anguish seeing desolation 'round
She never rose but passed away from life to immortal dream
She found a quiet grave, me boy, in dear old Skibbereen

And you were only two years old and feeble was your frame
I could not leave you with my friends for you bore your father's name
I wrapped you in my cóta mór in the dead of night unseen
I heaved a sigh and bade goodbye to dear old Skibbereen

Oh father dear, the day will come when in answer to the call
All Irish men of freedom stern will rally one and all
I'll be the man to lead the band beneath the flag of green
And loud and clear we'll raise the cheer, Revenge for Skibbereen!
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As lamenting songs about Scotland go, it pales in significance to the braw Loch Lomond.
Love how that builds to a crescendo

"home ... home ... we're going home"
If this is the Runrig version of Loch Lomond then what they are singing is

"Ho mo leannan bhoidheach"

which according to Google means oh my beautiful sweetheart.

around 3 minutes in on this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbb9aRSQpsY
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the band plays waltzing matilda
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It's a beautiful piece of music, but I always find the ending of Arthur McBride to be terribly sad.

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Runrig live version ?
Yeah I think that’s the one.
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Weela Weela Walya is fair miserable.
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