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    st333ve st333ve is offline

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    "nation once again" was voted worlds greatest tune

    By a BBC poll ironically enough.

    The song, originally recorded in 1964, was written in the 1840s by Thomas Osbourne Davis to support the fight for an end to British rule.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/2591357.stm

    I wouldnt say its the best song in the world, probobly best ever 3 in the morning drunken pub song.

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    The song, originally recorded in 1964, was written in the 1840s by Thomas Osbourne Davis to support the fight for an end to British rule.
    And since regurgitated on a regular basis by The Wolfe Tones.
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    Is this one of the exclusives that P.ie has become famed for?
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    AN ALSATIAN ONCE AGAIN
    (Dermot Morgan)

    SPOKEN:
    Many songs are sung and written about Emmett, Pearse and Tone
    But no one knows that son of Ireland who loved to chew a bone
    A patriot so fearless who fought doggedly for his nation
    Not a Catholic or a Protestant but a bloody big Alsatian

    SING:
    Way back in 1920 when the troubles were real bad
    The Black and Tans were searching houses driving people mad
    Many Irish men and women lent a hand to help the cause
    Here's the story of a hero that lent a pair of paws

    Chorus:
    And it was Fido hid the hand grenade for me
    When the tans came round search the house at tea
    I said Fido take this eat he thought it was a tin of meat
    `Twas Fido hid the hand grenade for me

    The Black and Tans they search the house but not a thing was found
    They looked for guns and bullets but they never checked the hound
    They scorned and mocked and jeered us with their laughter and their tone
    When Fido just exploded and went Phffft… around the room

    Chorus:
    And it was Fido hid the hand grenade for me
    When the tans came round search the house at tea
    The Tans said 'cuse me mate was that something your dog ate
    `Twas Fido hid the hand grenade for me

    The Tans went out in terror Fido saved us one and all
    So we looked at him as laid there on the ceiling floor and wall
    Another martyr for ould Ireland by Britannia cruelly slain
    Some day up there I hope he'll be an Alsatian once again

    CODA:
    An Alsatian once again an Alsatian once again
    And Fido who's now in Millen's will be
    An Alsatian once again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu
    The song, originally recorded in 1964, was written in the 1840s by Thomas Osbourne Davis to support the fight for an end to British rule.
    And since regurgitated on a regular basis by The Wolfe Tones.
    And garbled by them. God they are awful. Is there any song they cannot rape?
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    Well, I must say I have very fond memories of marching in the St. Patrick's Day parades in New York back in the late 90s. A Nation Once Again is one of perhaps three tunes that the police and Fire Department Emerald Society pipe bands know. You might hear it twenty time during the parade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riadach
    AN ALSATIAN ONCE AGAIN
    (Dermot Morgan)

    SPOKEN:
    Many songs are sung and written about Emmett, Pearse and Tone
    But no one knows that son of Ireland who loved to chew a bone
    A patriot so fearless who fought doggedly for his nation
    Not a Catholic or a Protestant but a bloody big Alsatian

    SING:
    Way back in 1920 when the troubles were real bad
    The Black and Tans were searching houses driving people mad
    Many Irish men and women lent a hand to help the cause
    Here's the story of a hero that lent a pair of paws

    Chorus:
    And it was Fido hid the hand grenade for me
    When the tans came round search the house at tea
    I said Fido take this eat he thought it was a tin of meat
    `Twas Fido hid the hand grenade for me

    The Black and Tans they search the house but not a thing was found
    They looked for guns and bullets but they never checked the hound
    They scorned and mocked and jeered us with their laughter and their tone
    When Fido just exploded and went Phffft… around the room

    Chorus:
    And it was Fido hid the hand grenade for me
    When the tans came round search the house at tea
    The Tans said 'cuse me mate was that something your dog ate
    `Twas Fido hid the hand grenade for me

    The Tans went out in terror Fido saved us one and all
    So we looked at him as laid there on the ceiling floor and wall
    Another martyr for ould Ireland by Britannia cruelly slain
    Some day up there I hope he'll be an Alsatian once again

    CODA:
    An Alsatian once again an Alsatian once again
    And Fido who's now in Millen's will be
    An Alsatian once again
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    st333ve st333ve is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by meriwether
    Is this one of the exclusives that P.ie has become famed for?
    the word "was" in the title is a vital clue to the fact that this is infact not an exclusive.
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    Riadach Riadach is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Insider2007
    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu
    The song, originally recorded in 1964, was written in the 1840s by Thomas Osbourne Davis to support the fight for an end to British rule.
    And since regurgitated on a regular basis by The Wolfe Tones.
    And garbled by them. God they are awful. Is there any song they cannot rape?
    GSTQ? Miserable enough already but would be wonderful to see them try.
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