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Was that in Dartmouth Square? I lived beside him there in the early eighties when I was a student.I spent a night on a mattress on the floor of Luke Kellys basement once when I was a small child. Left me with a bit of a phobia for earwigs! The basement was crawling with them.
Just listening to this moving song sung by Luke Kelly - A Song traditionally sung by a Mother to her son where she tells her son about her father having to work away from home to support the family.
I hope we have poets, songwriters & musicians who can put to verse the difficulties this country is now facing as happened in previous generations which our scholars done. Sadly I don't think The Script, Ronan Keating or The High Kings have it in them
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fDNhqzqHkA&feature=related]YouTube - Luke Kelly come my little son (Rare)[/ame]
My Little Son.....snip//
Thanks for that Iarmhí Gael, it has cheered me up on this gloomy night.
Great to hear the great ballad singer with such clear diction, all the words were so full of meaning.
When one thinks of how numerous families that were fed and kept alive by the receipts sent home by those who worked On England's Motorway, and further afield.
It really makes one sick to look at those who caused that huge migration of our best in search of employment and away from a failed State, still in power and still causing an outflow of our best and most able young people.
Do we have any troubadours in modern Ireland who can express the outrage and anger of the people as eloquently as Luke could do for his generation.
Would anyone listen?? care??
Thanks again, from a fellow resident of Iarmhí, exiled in Meath West.