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“I’d rather be Irish than anything else.”

On the eve of that wondrous day known to all as Saint Paddy’s, like many I look forward to spending the forthcoming twenty-four hours rejoicing in my (part) Irish-ness. Having found this on Dara O’Briain’s Twitter feed, I love being from ‘oirish’ stock even more. Co-written by the modern-day Wilde, Neil Hannon, and Thomas Walsh (of  Dublin band, Pugwash),  I proudly present to you:

(Here’s the link with AUDIO!) http://bit.ly/bXSyX5

Ireland, Ireland!

By ‘The Duckworth Lewis Method’

Ireland, Ireland, damp sod of earth
lost on the surf of the North Atlantic.
Ireland, Ireland, mountains and mist,
Vodka and chips, it’s so romantic.

Joyce and Heaney, Beckett and Wilde,
Bill O’Herlihy, Dunphy and Giles,
Evans, Hewson, Mullen and Clayton,
Westlife and Jedward the pride of our nation!

Ireland, Ireland, once we were poor,
Then we were wealthy; now we are poor again.
Cows and horses, donkeys and sheep,
Munster and Leinster, Connacht and ******.

Chinese, Polish, Africans too,
Doing the jobs we don’t want to do.
An Irish stew, a nation of nations,
Working for peanuts in petrol stations.

Ireland, Ireland, you are the best
Place to the west of Wales and Scotland.
Sometimes it’s heaven, sometimes it’s hell,
But I’d rather be Irish than anything else.”

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March 16, 2010 - Posted by | General Musings

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