Easter Song March 17, 2008Posted by The Typist in cryptic envelopment, Dancing Bear, Ireland, Irish, New Orleans, NOLA, Toulouse Street.
Tags: Chieftains, Ireland, Irish, New Orleans, NOLA, Sinn Fein, The Foggy Dew
Why, someone once asked me, do all holidays seem to have songs except for Easter? (Yes, I’m sure there is a song out there somewhere about the Easter Bunny, but I managed to raise two children without it burrowing permanently into my brain like Frosty the Snowman).
The song below was my answer to that question. Suitably solemn to the tone of the occasion, and for those of us of a certain political and philosophical bent of mind, well you don’t have to worry about Leon Russell’s cryptic warning on Mad Dogs and Englishmen: “don’t get hung up about Easter”.
So, here’s to a happy St. Patrick’s Day to our cousins across the ocean, who have shown us how to be themselves and live well while succeeding in a globalized market economy. Read the linked post. It’s as relevant to New Orleans today as it was two years ago.
Anyway, here are the Chieftans and Sinead O’Conner from The Long Black Veil on “The Foggy Dew”