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Re: Gumbud Leisurely Scribbles (part 5)

We need some music to go with that Jem. x

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tpsGlH-tLE

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Have you got the video of them doing "Underneath the Arches"?
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I really don’t know Gummy. I think the great potato famine of the 1840’s may have triggered it off, for centuries before that we were all too busy fighting off invaders to go anywhere, eventually the Vikings took over Dublin and as that famous saying here goes “They became more Irish than the Irish themselves” the rest of the country was so badly effected by famine that the population was halved from 8 million to 4 million. Maybe after that they all got the travelling bug, who really knows.
However there are great opportunities on the horizon here and a highly educated crop of young people to take advantage of them, hopefully then with well paid jobs we will be able to keep our younger folk at home, it’s a good little country to raise a family in too.

I remember the old lads singing this old song in the pubs years ago. Foster an Allan recorded it much later, but the words are the same I think.

FOSTER & ALLEN
If We Only Had Old Ireland Over Here.


I was dreaming of old Ireland and Killarneys lakes and
fells,
I was dreaming of the shamrock and the dear old Shandon
Bells,
When my memories suggested in a vision bright and
clear,
All the strange things that would happen if we had old
Ireland here.

If the Blarney stone stood out in Sidney Harbour,
And Dublin Town to Melbourne came to stay,
If the Shannon River joined the Brisbane Waters,
And Killarneys lakes flowed into Botany Bay,
If the Shandon Bells rang out in old Fremantle,
And County Cork in Adelaide did appear,
Erin's sons would never roam, all the boys would stay
at home,
If we only had old Ireland over here.

There are lots of lovely lassies dancin' on the village
green,
There are lots of lovely coleens, the finest ever seen,
Where the boys are all called Paddy, and the girls
called Molly Dear,
Sure we'd wrap the green flag round them, if we had old
Ireland here

If the Blarney stone stood out in Sidney Harbour,
And Dublin Town to Melbourne came to stay,
If the Shannon River joined the Brisbane Waters,
And Killarneys lakes flowed into Botany Bay,
If the Shandon Bells rang out in old Fremantle,
And County Cork in Adelaide did appear,
Erin's sons would never roam, all the boys would stay
at home,
If we only had old Ireland over here.
lovely sentiments Jem ; that's cheered me up as I've just finished reading a scholarly article about genocide which really depressed me. It's by Robert Fisk from the Independent and he is a hard cutting journalist - he calls it as it is.
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I do think it's about time we made SP an honorable " leisurely scribbler" as she has really shown her mettle of late -SP - no it won't spoil ya hair - we are just goin [well Jem is goin to ] to place it over ya head - no will ya stop fidgetin girl FGS - it's not heavy it's made from very light polythene. there doesn't she like nice - I know declare you very full of ............ well you know what and a member of the ancient and solemn clan of 'leisurely scribblers' - three cheers everyone - robert bang the drum please [no ya canny have a big R this time].

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Have you got the video of them doing "Underneath the Arches"?
That made me laugh.
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Gummy Bear I do declare.
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Some folks are Lager than Life.
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Some folks are Lager than Life.
Especially the ones who have Flanagan.
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Do you mean Flagonon.
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Do you mean Flagonon.
Or even Brigadoon.
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