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I won't be playing all Irish music on my radio show today, but in honor of St. Patrick's Day I'll be indulging in more of it than usual. To listen, tune in to WCBN-FM from 12 to 3, eastern time.

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  1. I was born on a Dublin street where the royal drums did beat
    And the loving English feet walked all over us,
    And every single night when me father’d come home tight
    He’d invite the neighbors outside with this chorus:

    (chorus) Oh, come out you black and tans,
    Come out and fight me like a man
    Show your wife how you won medals down in Flanders
    Tell her how the IRA made you run like hell away,
    From the green and lovely lanes in Killeshandra.

    Come tell us how you slew
    Them ol’ Arabs two by two
    Like the Zulus they had spears and bows and arrows,
    How you bravely faced each one
    With your sixteen pounder gun
    And you frightened them damn natives to their marrow.

    [chorus]

    Come let us hear you tell
    How you slandered great Parnell,
    When you thought him well and truly persecuted,
    Where are the sneers and jeers
    That you bravely let us hear
    When our heroes of sixteen were executed.

    [chorus]

    The day is coming fast
    And the time is here at last,
    When each shoneen will be cast aside before us,
    And if there be a need
    Sure my kids wil sing, “Godspeed!”
    With a bar or two of Stephen Behan’s chorus

  2. The Revolution is reignited!

  3. Thanks for the heads up!

  4. Lefiti,

    Do you still know how to destroy property without hurting people? Or are you not of that generation either?

  5. Raivo Pommer
    raimo1@hot.ee

    MILLIARDEN

    Die Pleite hat ungeahnte Ausma?e: Insolvenzverwalter Michael Frege bezifferte am Dienstag auf der ersten Gl?ubigerversammlung f?r die deutsche Tochter der zusammengebrochenen US-Investmentbank die Gesamtforderungen auf 38,2 Milliarden Euro.

    Fast die H?lfte davon geht allerdings auf Lehman-Gesellschaften zur?ck. Ob deren Anspr?che wirtschaftlich und rechtlich angemessen seien, m?sse der Insolvenzverwalter noch pr?fen, teilte die Bank mit. Die Finanzaufsicht BaFin hatte das Institut Mitte September geschlossen und damals von Verbindlichkeiten gegen?ber institutionellen Kunden von lediglich 14,3 Milliarden Euro gesprochen.

  6. “Raivo Pommer
    raimo1@hot.ee

    MILLIARDEN

    Die Pleite hat ungeahnte Ausma?e: Insolvenzverwalter Michael Frege bezifferte am Dienstag auf der ersten Gl?ubigerversammlung f?r die deutsche Tochter der zusammengebrochenen US-Investmentbank die Gesamtforderungen auf 38,2 Milliarden Euro.

    Fast die H?lfte davon geht allerdings auf Lehman-Gesellschaften zur?ck. Ob deren Anspr?che wirtschaftlich und rechtlich angemessen seien, m?sse der Insolvenzverwalter noch pr?fen, teilte die Bank mit. Die Finanzaufsicht BaFin hatte das Institut Mitte September geschlossen und damals von Verbindlichkeiten gegen?ber institutionellen Kunden von lediglich 14,3 Milliarden Euro gesprochen.”

    What is this bullshit???

  7. I won’t be playing all Irish music on my radio show today

    Just play U2 and The Cranberries all day. Everyone can enjoy that!

  8. Jesse, I’ll be pissed at you if you don’t play at least one Thin Lizzy song, preferably Roisin Dubh. Some version of Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye would be appreciated, too.

  9. How about some Wet Willie?

  10. I’ve decided that it’s still not safe to enjoy Irish Rebel Music.

  11. How about playing “Radio Toor-I-Li-Ay” by the Wolfe Tones

  12. Is Come on Irene in the playlist?

  13. Technically, Dexys Midnight Runners is an English band, Tofu.

  14. Rory Gallagher.

  15. Epi,

    INFILTRATORS! They must be stopped! I have not heard much from them, prhaps they are in a secret IRA welcome center?

  16. Wishing you a rainbow
    For sunlight after showers-
    Miles and miles of Irish smiles
    For golden happy hours-
    Shamrocks at your doorway
    For luck and laughter too,
    And a host of friends that never ends
    Each day your whole life through!

  17. BTW, if you haven’t already, try playing some MBV today.

  18. Some Stiff Little Fingers would be nice…

  19. Awesome, my first ever successful request. Tip ‘o the hat to you, Jesse.

  20. …assuming that you’re playing Thin Lizzy for me…

  21. Thin Lizzy was for you, My Bloody Valentine was for EJM. And in a little bit, I’m gonna play a Texan singing “Danny Boy”…for me.

  22. …My Bloody Valentine was for EJM…

    Thanks, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that it was FP’s Joshua Keating who recently reminded me that MBV is technically an Irish band.

  23. Okay, okay, how about the Sinead O’Conner version of ‘oro se do bheatha bhaile’?

    That’s not even in english. Noone will ever know that the lyrics are about fighting the british invaders.

  24. Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly will do nicely, thanks.

  25. Damn computer. I came home early to try to listen, but I put Guitar Port on, and now anything that links to Windows Media won’t play.

    Thanks if you played SLF, and to hell with ye if you didn’t.

  26. Damned dirty Irish!

  27. FWIW, music critics at the “Irish Times” recently compiled their list of the “Top 40 Irish Albums” of all time. (Northern Ireland is included–hence the appearance of SLF, Therapy?, and Ash.)

  28. Honest to God, this is the most vapid post I have ever seen. Just play the fucking music.

  29. (Northern Ireland is included–hence the appearance of SLF, Therapy?, and Ash.)

    …plus the Undertones, Snow Patrol, and likely some others that I don’t have time to double-check now.

  30. i tink a lost me fookin other toof innis gin bottal

  31. The House of Pain is in effect

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