Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Funnies and Arts

Cartoonists appear to have taken the holiday week off! As always click to enlarge...








In this valuable blog entry, political theorist Benjamin Barber not only explains why President Obama is not a socialist, he shows how loose use of words like "socialism" and "communism" can cripple politics. Don't miss it...

School beckons, so no links today. They'll be back next week. In the meantime, here's the pride of Quincy, MA singing "The Fields of Athenry:"


The Fields of Athenry
By a lonely prison wall,
I heard a young girl calling
Michael, they have taken you away,
For you stole Trevelyan's corn,
So the young might see the morn.
Now a prison ship lies waiting in the bay.

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely prison wall,
I heard a young man calling
Nothing matters, Mary, when you're free
Against the famine and the Crown,
I rebelled, they cut me down.
Now you must raise our child with dignity.

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.

By a lonely harbor wall,
she watched the last star falling
As that prison ship sailed out against the sky
Sure she'll wait and hope and pray,
for her love in Botany Bay
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.

It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.

Low lie the fields of Athenry
Where once we watched the small free birds fly
Our love was on the wing, we had dreams and songs to sing
It's so lonely 'round the fields of Athenry.

4 comments:

Rastamick61 said...

Shebeen has a rousing live version of this too K !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOzmtmC3fY4

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Rastamick61 said...

Shebeen has a rousing live version of this too K !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOzmtmC3fY4

K. said...

Hey, that's nice. I have to check these guys out. Are you a Black 47 fan?