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Thread #8776   Message #55145
Posted By: alison
21-Jan-99 - 10:31 PM
Thread Name: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know
Subject: RE: Fifty Songs Everyone Should Know

Well here is my attempt at an Irish list of songs to know, most of them will crop up when you get a group of Irish people together…. And yes I know people will disagree…. And take some out or add others in… please feel free… this is just a starting point.

I know some of these aren't strictly Irish… some fall into that only sung when very drunk and with lots of tears pouring down your cheeks category, and some of them aren't what I'd chose to sing… but you are likely to hear them…

A nation once again,
Black velvet band,
Cockles and mussels, (In Dublin's fair city)
Danny boy,
Dirty old town,
Fields of Athenry
Foggy Dew, The
Forty shades of green,
Four green fields,
Galway Bay,
Gypsy rover,
Holy ground, The
I'll take you home again Kathleen,
I'll tell me ma,
If you're Irish come into the parlour,
Jug of punch,
Leaving of Liverpool
Minstrel boy,
Rising of the moon,
Roddy McCorley,
Star of the County Down,
Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra (that's an Irish lullaby)
Whiskey in the jar,
Wild colonial boy,
Wild Rover,
Willy McBride, (Green fields of France)