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evets

My blood is boiling and I'm not even Irish. Thanks for these truth-soaked words.

Jim

Both the Limey scum and the Paddy scum need to forget their ancestral feuds and stop acting like Sunnis and Shiites.

Kevin

If there's something about our country that annoys me more than fake Irishmen, I'm not sure what it is.

Jaquandor

Oh my God, that's my favorite episode of Cheers ever, and I've been trying to find those lyrics for just as long. Thanks!

"And now for a sad song....'Twas a baby's crib...."

Bill Altreuter

Me dear old Auntie used to sing Four Green Fields to me-- I'd believed all these years that it was the real deal-- and I guess it is, since it meets all the criteria for an Authentic Irish Song. They come in two varieties: maudlin and deedle deedle. When the song is over you are supposed to say, "That was lovely, Sean. Let's have another."

Lance

Bill,

I think Makem might have rewritten a traditional song. Four Green Fields is the name of too many Irish pubs for a recent song to have baptized. And, yep, your description of the two kinds of Irish music is exactly right, maudlin and deedle deedle, although occasionally you'll hear a maudlin deedle deedler.

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