I wanted to share this with anyone who haven’t heard these three ladies before. I listen to music frequently when I am unable to sleep and trying to do so. Often times celtic music will let me rest even when silence is too loud.
These ladies sing with superb harmony, rising and falling pitches blending in a way that declares in a loud voice… Some songs need no instrumental support.
I actually fell in love with this song as a very young man. I would dig out my Mother’s Clancey Brothers albums… (Ye gods and little fishies… I remember when all you could really get for some music was a record.) I loved hearing Tommy Makem and the Clancey Brothers singing this song. It was happy, it was sad, it was a song of peace and love to their fellows.
This song also reminds me of one year when we went to a Folk Festival at Kerrville Texas. I went there actually hoping to catch a performance by Alan Damron. I had hopes that he would sing a song… Nancy Whiskey, I think it was, wherein the lines that for some reason seem to fit parts of my life with horrid accuracy now.
The lines in question. The more I kissed her the more I loved her, the more I loved her the more she smiled. Soon forgot my mothers teachins, Nancy had me so beguiled.
For me that song was a bit of a warning. One that I failed, unfortunately to heed early on. The dangers of drink, the disasters that can be caused by imbibing overly much of strong drink. I am fortunate that among my many health issues, the one issue I don’t have to deal with is a malfunctioning liver…(Although there is a risk that could change with the meds I am taking.)
Which brings me to my next thought…Why is it that medication to solve one problem usually brings with it a half dozen other problems, which then need medication to deal with? It must be the deviousness of drug makers who want to ensure that ALL of their products are being used by as many people as possible.
“DAMN THE SIDE EFFECTS, FULL SPEED AHEAD” Of course, this attitude has led to countless class action lawsuits by people who suffered irreperable damage at the hands of drug makers. Sadly, it has also led to families of people who have died as a result of using those medications suing as well. It makes me wonder why drug testing isn’t prolonged in some respects to ensure the safety of the medication, and, failing that, why there aren’t stronger safeguards on the testing process. Why not have a governmental agent who is trained as an MD sit in on all clinical trials? It would make more sense, and reports would have at least a touch more difficulty in being skewed by the manufacturer.
Ok, as I am starting to rant, I shall depart.
Good night, and joy be with you all.