Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig!

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  1. Esox Hunter

    Esox Hunter New Member

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    Well, March 17th is almost upon us, so I'd just like to wish all my friends here a happy St. Patrick's Day. I made this vid a few months ago in preparation for it. Although I'm not from Dublin originally, Dublin IS the place that comes to people's minds when they think about Ireland. It's a sad song, but probably the best one there is about the city. Lyrics are below.

    The Rare Ould Times - The Dubliners (With Paddy Reilly)

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    Lyrics:

    Raised on songs and stories, heroes of renown
    The passing tales and glories that once was Dublin Town
    The hallowed halls and houses, the haunting childrens rhymes
    That once was Dublin City in the rare ould times

    Ring a ring a rosey, as the light declines
    I remember Dublin City in the rare ould times

    My name it is Sean Dempsey, as Dublin as can be
    Born hard and late in Pimlico, in a house that ceased to be
    By trade I was a cooper, lost out to redundancy
    Like my house that fell to progress, my trade's a memory

    And I courted Peggy Dignam, as pretty as you please
    A rogue and child of Mary, from the rebel Liberties
    I lost her to a student chap, with skin as black as coal
    When he took her off to Birmingham, she took away my soul

    Ring a ring a rosey, as the light declines
    I remember Dublin City in the rare ould times

    The years have made me bitter, the gargle dims me brain
    Cause Dublin keeps on changing, and nothing seems the same
    The Pillar and the Met have gone, the Royal long since pulled down
    As the grey unyielding concrete, makes a city of my town

    Ring a ring a rosey, as the light declines
    I remember Dublin City in the rare ould times

    Fare thee well sweet Anna Liffey, I can no longer stay
    And watch the new glass cages, that spring up along the quay
    My mind's too full of memories, too old to hear new chimes
    I'm part of what was Dublin, in the rare ould times

    Ring a ring a rosey, as the light declines
    I remember Dublin City in the rare ould times

    Ring a ring a rosey, as the light declines
    I remember Dublin City in the rare ould times
     
  2. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    That was great, thanks enjoyed it much.