Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Dubliners - The Fields of Athenry/ Clancy Brother - Carrickfegus

WEDNESDAY CLUB

IRISH VILLAGE DUBAI

PADDY ON IRISH DRUM


 
THE DUBLINERS - The Fields of Athenry

We arrived in Dubai and were staying there foe a couple of nights before heading for Thailand. On the way back we would  'do Dubai'. Vist The Burj Khalifa, The Burj Al Arab and the Palms in the sea etc etc.

Shellhunter took us to her favorite watering hole The Irish Village which had just been voted the best Irish pub in the world. We sat outside in the shade and I was impressed with the statues of 3 Irish guys playing their instruments. I just had to join them and raise my glass. Here is what I wrote, it just had to be done.  I hope you are sitting down but the cost of a pint there was about £7. I nearly fell of my beer.

Over the next few weeks I will tell you about my adventures in Thailand, back to Dubai and finally to the amazing city of Barcelona. 


IRISH VILLAGE

The Irish village
oasis in the hot dessert sun
brick a brac, gifts, souvenirs
Molly Mcguire's knitting shop
I join the boys on the green
their stoney faces
will never change
the sounds of the Dubliners
Clancys, Planxty and all
are swirling round my head 

Father John with his music box
Donny boy played his banjo
with Paddy on Irish drum

The Irish Village
oasis in the hot dessert sun
a smile a pint of Guinness
it very near broke my bank
I'm with the boys on the green
their stony faces
will never change
Fields of Athenry, Carrifergus
Forty shades of green
are swirling round my head

Father John with his music box
Donny boy played his banjo
with Paddy on Irish drum

The Irish Village
laughter and craic was good
much of the black stuff flowing
little Ripley was jigging too
I joined a chorus with the boys
I'm sure I received
a sly little wink
the sounds of the Chieftains
Wolftones and Poges
are swirling round my head

Father John with his music box
Donny boy played his banjo
with Paddy on Irish drum

THE CLANCY BROTHERS - Carrickfergus

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