yes he was taff. and their father stephen was an active member of the ira back when irishmen were not afraid to stand up to the brits, and didnt roll over to be tickled on the tummy and be rewarded with a puppet state like the stickie scum who sold out the rest of the island with their "im ok,stuff the rest of you" attitude which still festers to this day. stephen refused to swear allegiance to the british crown after the civil war.
back to the pogues, i much prefer this lyric
McCormack and Richard Tauber are singing by the bed There's a glass of punch below your feet and an angel at your head There's devils on each side of you with bottles in their hands You need one more drop of poison and you'll dream of foreign lands
When you pissed yourself in Frankfurt and got syph down in Cologne And you heard the rattling death trains as you lay there all alone Frank Ryan brought you whiskey in a brothel in Madrid And you decked some f***ing blackshirt who was cursing all the Yids At the sick bed of Cuchulainn we'll kneel and say a prayer And the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil's in the chair
And in the Euston Tavern you screamed it was your shout But they wouldn't give you service so you kicked the windows out They took you out into the street and kicked you in the brains So you walked back in through a bolted door and did it all again At the sick bed of Cuchulainn we'll kneel and say a prayer And the ghosts are rattling at the door and the devil's in the chair
You remember that foul evening when you heard the banshees howl There was lazy drunken bastards singing Billy is in the bowl They took you up to midnight mass and left you in the lurch So you dropped a button in the plate and spewed up in the church
Now you'll sing a song of liberty for blacks and paks and jocks And they'll take you from this dump you're in and stick you in a box Then they'll take you to Cloughprior and shove you in the ground But you'll stick your head back out and shout "we'll have another round" At the graveside of Cuchulainn we'll kneel around and pray And God is in His heaven, and Billy's down by the bay
Yes,great song that,it's virtually impossible to pick a favourite as MacGowan is a genius of the highest order but there's something about that part of Thousands Are Sailing that puts a lump in my throat no matter how many times I hear it.
"Kawa" by Orchestre Los Angel (track on Volume 21 of the African Serenades series, selected by the estimable JayB). Gloriously clear and crisp singing and instrumentation for a gloriously clear and crisp winter's morning. All hail the impeccable taste of the manlike John Braybrooks. Season's greetings to you and yours, John.
Eager to remind myself of what this particular tune sounds like, I popped the disc into the player only to find that there's no music burnt onto it! I have the cover and the disc has "vol 21" on it, but it's an otherwise blank disc. Perhaps even stranger is why it took me so long to realise!
Could you possibly copy this one for me in the new year?
No problem, Melvyn. I'll get that run off for you. I realised almost straight away back in 2006 that John's original disc was a tad dodgy so quickly did myself a good copy which I thought I had used as my master but it seems clearly not on all occasions. This volume of the series is certainly something to look forward to in the new year, for which best wishes and a Happy Christmas in the meantime.
Still have the *sounds* of Gujarat in my ears ....
Spent 3 wonderful weeks in the state..
Any one wishing to go to India for the first time thoroughly recommend Gujarat, people soo friendly none of your "come into my shop", NO hard sales.
Surprised even astonished when a few rupees tips were given even handing the tip back!
Places visted. Ahmdavad Jhunigad [sp] - Girnir Hill, those 10,000 steps, just feel my thighs & my buttocks are taught !!! Porbandar - Ghandi's House/Museum ...
Then the real beauty of Diu/ Daman, sooooo laid back, clean beaches at Chakratirth Beach, Jallandhar Beach, Ghogla, soooo laid back peeples. [Portugese infl.]
Leaving Diu on 17.12.09 - more tourists start flocking in for *Moneymass*/ New Year season ...
Great time, great people, great sunshine, great food got more addicted to Patra leaves, none of yer in the tin stuff. Paneer Sag aloo, Kingfish, raw oninions doused in fresh lime/ lemon juice & ever famous plain curd, huge honking great cashews [plain] - sod the beer it was Gin & Soda water.
Thank you Gujarat for making the 6th excursion into India another wonderful time/ experience.
Tidying up holiday gear/ purchases - On rotation from Gujarat buys ....
Sabri Brothers - Main Koyal Mera Baag Madina - CD
Up nxt .. Abida Parveen - CD - but tracks thus 1 - Ho Lal Meri Pat Rakhiyo 2 - Jab Se Tune Mujhe Deweana 3 - Ek Allah Kolo Main Dardi 4 - Mor Sho Thalle Jana 5 - Sayra Naseem V0l-1-[AD] 6 - Laila Ho Laila 7 - Tere Ishq Nachaya Karke 8 - Ho Jamalo 9 - Ho Balle-2 Ne Tor Panjaban De
Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland - 2CD/DVD after all these/the years i keep coming back to this mother & wonder why/ how he done it ALL........... superb stuff ... 17 mins of Voodoo Chile plus the rest of the stuff ............
Some point i'll be spinning Red House by Hendrix......