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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:39 pm 
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I challenge anyone to list to this and not shed a tear - and the amazing thing it happened just a hundred years ago in these sainted Isles

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_tRmW0ONVds

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Since 1410 most Welsh people most of the time have abandoned any idea of independence as unthinkable. But since 1410 most Welsh people, at some time or another, if only in some secret corner of the mind, have been "out with Owain and his barefoot scrubs." For the Welsh mind is still haunted by it's lightning-flash vision of a people that was free.

Gwyn A. Williams,


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:25 am 
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Wow. I wasn't planning on a cry-fest tonight, but sometimes it can be cathartic. A few of the songs I found more melancholic (like Radiohead), some were thoughtful. Some tragic. Some sentimental. Some have to be taken in context.

There are so many songs that make me cry, for different reasons. This is a very obvious one I heard many years ago. It's not my usual genre, but it always makes me weep.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:29 pm 
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A new contender - this old folk song about the hardships of a war vet returning home is devastating:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm 
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Where is the broken heart emoji when you need it? :cry:


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:21 am 
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John Prine is a genius, hard to believe he's so little known, over here at least. He's like another Tom Waits.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:57 pm 
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I'd certainly never heard of him before.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:18 pm 
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I'm surprised you never heard of him, yov.

Here's another one that I came across yesterday that surprised me, from the Dropkick Murphy's, with whom I've always associated a rowdier sound. I found it extremely moving.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:59 pm 
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God damnit. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:35 pm 
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Thats a standard here. Made famous by The Furey Brothers and Davey Arthur


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Thanks, Al.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:51 pm 
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It occurs to me that maybe some of our other standards aren't as well known elsewhere as they are here. This is a song by Phil Coulter about his childhood in Derry before the troubles, sung by Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.


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