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Wednesday, May 19, 2010


It's official, I finally have Facebook.
Thusly, I am not going to be spending much (if any) time on Blogger now. I may still comment occasionally, and I might even post, but for the most part, I will be using Facebook as my social networking site now.
Thanks to everyone who followed and commented on my blog, I am gonna leave it up in case things change, but I will understand if you stop following. Take care, one and all, I hope I eventually get to a point in my life where I can use both Blogger AND Facebook, but that time is not now.

Slainte Vhar!

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Parting Glass

Ok, so the next Trad Irish song, been awhile since I posted, so I figured I'd post this until something INTERESTING happens.

This one is the only one so far that I have not even begun to memorize, as I only found it recently. That is soon to change however, as I LOVE THIS SONG, and want it played at my Funeral :)

You can listen to a FANTASTIC version here. Seriously, I cannot reccomend this song highly enough to someone who likes Irish music, Bagpipes, or even music of any kind! LISTEN TO IT!


These are the exact same lyrics as in the video, and if you followed my advice and listened to the FANTABULOUS SONG, you will note that they do not come in until about halfway through. Also, there are a few lines of Gaelic just before the actual lyrics,I have searched long and hard for the translation, and simply cannot FIND them. My Gaelic is not yet up to scratch either, so I dunno what they say. Sorry :(

The Parting Glass
Trad. Irish song
From "Waking Ned Devine" soundtrack
arr. by Shaun Davey, sung by Liam O'Maunlai.

All the money that e'er I had
I spent it in good company
And all the harm I've ever done
Alas,It was to none but me

And all I've done for want of wit
To memory now,I can't recall
So fill to me the parting glass
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Of all the comrades that e'er I had
They're sorry for my going away
And all the sweethearts that e'er I had
They'd wish me one more day to stay.

Since it fell into my lot
that I should rise,and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

But since it fell into my lot
That I should rise and you should not
I'll gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

So fill to me the parting glass
And drink a health whate'er befalls
Then gently rise and softly call
Goodnight and joy be to you all!

Only song so far that brings tears to my eyes, both happy and sad.
Don't ya'll worry, I'll return to my ususal crazy scary self next post :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Poll Results

Well, I am planning to put up some more polls sometime soon, but in order to keep the blog sidebar from becoming clogged with them, I decided to delete the old ones first, but because they showed such INTERESTING things about the few readers I have, I ALSO decided to immortalize them in an epic post talking about the results.

So! The result of the Critters poll!

Love em!

9 (75%)

Hate em!

0 (0%)

Meh, don't care.

1 (8%)

I like some.

2 (16%)

I think can all safely agree that people like critters, 9 out of 12 voters LOVED EM, and 2 out of 12 said they liked at least a few, with one one not really caring, and none hating them. A clear win for the critters, and therfore everyone involved =D

For the whistle poll:


3 (60%)


0 (0%)

0 (0%)

2 (40%)


0 (0%)

2 (40%)


0 (0%)

0 (0%)

1 (20%)


3 (60%)


1 (20%)

Ok, so this one and the Coolest poll are both kinda hard to explain, I enabled peoples to vote for more than one thing for both of them, so all I can say for this one is that Overton tied with Handmade, (Both are actually handmade, but Overton is a brand-name, wheras for handmade I was mainly thinking HOMEmade)

The Coolest poll! Same as before, all I can say is WHAT THE HECK? NO ONE liked trick roping? Ah well, at least writing and swordfighting were first and second.


9 (75%)


5 (41%)


3 (25%)

Trick Roping

0 (0%)

1 (8%)

Speed Reading

4 (33%)


3 (25%)


5 (41%)

Metal Working

2 (16%)

Wilderness Stuff

4 (33%)


3 (25%)

Rock Hounding

3 (25%)


11 (91%)

Does Einar post often enough? KUDOS to those of you who said Yes Sir! And for those who think my polls are frustrating, well.....go....vote on the NEW and IMPROVED Polls! Less frustration per question!

Yes Sir!

4 (30%)


0 (0%)

Of course!

0 (0%)

Yes, but his polls are frustrating

9 (69%

WHO?!?! FIVE people voted on a poll when they didn't even know the blog's owner! HAH!

And since those who did not think me scary enough outnumbered those who did by one vote, I shall BE MORE SCARY! Sorry for those who had to change their pants. maybe you should watch The Village to toughen yer nerves.


5 (26%)


7 (36%)


1 (5%)

Excuse me, I have to go change.....

6 (31%)

WHOOT! Gaelic had as many votes as the rest put together! ERIN GO BRAGH!!!
Whoever voted for french had better HIDE. I have a piece of cheese with yer name on it...


9 (50%)


4 (22%)


1 (5%)


0 (0%)

3 (16%)


1 (5%)

Old English

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

0 (0%)

Thats it! Polls are goin down, new ones will replace them! Have a nice Easter everybody!

Oh, and I am quite dismayed to report that we are now a socialist country, the healthcare bill was passed at 11:00 tonight. Pray for the USA. The end times are coming with the fall of the last free nation on earth.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Foggy Dew!

Ok, so this is the only song so far that I don't actually have compltely memorized, I am still having trouble with two of the middle verses, but I should have it down pretty soon!

A superb version of the song played by the Dubliners here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjnOp3IBqMI&feature=related

An interesting fact I have noticed about this song is that many bands omit the last verses, ending the song with "Bore the fight, that Freedom's light, might shine through the foggy dew."

I do not understand this in the least, my favorite verse of the entire song is the last one, "But to and fro in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you, For slavery fled, O glorious dead, When you fell in the foggy dew."

Ah well, plenty of bands sing it the way I like, and although the Dubliners sing it wonderfully, I would have to say that my favorite version would be the one done by Celtic Cross, it's use of the the banjo and fiddle to liven the song up is simply phenomenal. Buy it from iTunes if you have a spare buck and like that sort of music, you won't regret it!

Here are the lyrics.

As down the glen one Easter morn to a city fair rode I
There Armed lines of marching men in squadrons passed me by
No fife did hum nor battle drum did sound it's dread tatoo
But the Angelus bell o'er the Liffey swell rang out through the foggy dew

Right proudly high over Dublin Town they hung out the flag of war
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky than at Sulva or Sud El Bar
And from the plains of Royal Meath strong men came hurrying through
While Britannia's Huns, with their long range guns sailed in through the foggy dew

'Twas Britannia bade our Wild Geese go that small nations might be free
But their lonely graves are by Sulva's waves or the shore of the Great North Sea
Oh, had they died by Pearse's side or fought with Cathal Brugha
Their names we will keep where the fenians sleep 'neath the shroud of the foggy dew

But the bravest fell, and the requiem bell rang mournfully and clear
For those who died that Eastertide in the springing of the year
And the world did gaze, in deep amaze, at those fearless men, but few
Who bore the fight that freedom's light might shine through the foggy dew

Ah, back through the glen I rode again and my heart with grief was sore
For I parted then with valiant men whom I never shall see more
But to and fro in my dreams I go and I'd kneel and pray for you,
For slavery fled, O glorious dead, When you fell in the foggy dew.

Next up, The Rocky Road to Dublin, another that I have only partly memorized, in part due to the speed with which one must shout out the unfamiliar words, then we will try some more obscure songs that while not as well known, are just as fun!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Saint Paddy's Day!

Happy Saint Paddy's day yo all me loyal followers!


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Daylight Savings Time

I *HATE* Daylight Savings Time. 'Nuff said.

The Foggy Dew lyrics comin soon! First song I have only partially memorized.