Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick

A favorite Irish rock band of mine is the Saw Doctors. My brother, J- and I saw them a few years ago on a hot July night at Hampton Beach. They played lots of rockin, Irish-themed favorites that night, and this one on LIVE at Galway is a favorite of mine. Outside of St. Patrick's Church on outer Congress Street, the patron saint is caught in a pensive moment ready to rock! Ha! Happy St. Paddy's Day to all!
N17
Well I didn’t see much future
When I left the Christian brothers school
So i waved it goodbye with a wistful smile
And I left the girls of Tuam
Sometimes when I’m reminiscing
I see the prefabs and my old friends
And I know that they’ll be changed or gone
By the time I get home again.
(Chorus)
And I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
And I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
Travelling with just my thoughts and dreams

Well the ould fella left me to Shannon
Was the last time I traveled that road
And as we turned left at Claregalway
I could feel a lump in my throat
As I pictured the thousands of times
That I traveled that well worn track
And I know that things will be different
If I ever decide to go back.
(Chorus)
And I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
And I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
Travelling with just my thoughts and dreams

Now as I tumble down highways
Or on filthy overcrowded trains
There’s no one to talk to in transit
So I sit there and daydream in vain
Behind all those muddled up problems
Of living on a foreign soil
I can still see the twists and the turns on the road
From the square to the town of the tribes
(Chorus)
And I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
Yes I wish I was on the n17
Stone walls and the grass is green
Traveling with just my thoughts and dreams





8 comments:

  1. May the luck of the Irish be with you today when you go to your doctor's appointment!

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  2. what a great capture, birdman. he's even wearing a bit of the green.

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.

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  4. Marchin O'NeachtainMarch 17, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    I drove on N17 from Galway to Tuam to Knock to Sligo............saw the green grass and stone walls and rainbows and palm trees......ahh the pipes call from time to time.

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  5. And a Happy St. Pat's day to you!

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  6. Happy St. Patrick's Day to everyone, even to myself, because I feel a little Irish every March 17th!

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  7. Thanks for stopping by PCADP. I was in your fair city about 5 years ago. I was quite taken with it. Wish I could have spent more time there.

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  8. take this brother may it serve you well...

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