Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Still under the weather, but my oldest friend sent me a link to the video below and it gave me a laugh and made me feel better, certainly by comparison! [Also thanks to The Dubliners]


tpw said...

A great song, more commonly known as "Dear Boss" or "Why Paddy's Not at Work Today." That's the Dubliners? I guess it's post-Luke Kelly & Ronnie Drew.

Elisabeth said...

Thanks, Michael. It is enough to cheer up any soul and a wonder Paddy survived to write the tale.

Lally said...

When I was a kid, my father and uncles were always making jokes similar to this song, back-handed compliments in their way to their fellow Irish, highlighting their toughness and tenacity within the joke about their thickheadedness, etc. Or as the lyrics in a song my Uncle Lydie used to sing had it:"It must have been the Irish who built the Pyramids, "cause no one else would carry all them bricks."