Monday, September 19, 2011

Old Man: Tommy Makem's Four Green Fields

From Wikipedia:

Long time ago, said the fine old woman
Long time ago, this proud old woman did say
There was war and death, plundering and pillage
My children starved, by mountain, valley and sea
And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens
My four green fields ran red with their blood, said she.

What have I now, said the fine old woman
What have I now, this proud old woman did say
I have four green fields, one of them's in bondage
In stranger's hands, that tried to take it from me
But my sons had sons, as brave as were their fathers
My fourth green field will bloom once again said she.

This kid's performance is one of the most powerful I've ever seen or heard. Read the Wiki page first.

Bail รณ Dhia ort, Tommy.

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