Sunday, November 23, 2008

Fields of Athenry



Today I'm thankful for favorite family songs and long-lived romance...

I'm thankful for Hedgehog's little piping voice singing along while Sarge plays "Fields of Athenry" on his guitar.

I'm thankful that both Sarge and Hedgehog love to dissect and discuss song lyrics with me.

I'm thankful that after all these years, I still love a slow dance with Sarge, to "Misty Morning, Albert Bridge" or "Dixieland Delight."

8 comments:

kylie said...

family songs and slow dances sound so wholesome and romantic and lovely.......
just today i was thinking of my mum's saying "if you want to love your kids, love their father" (or mother, as the case may be) how right that is, and how right you have got it!

sweet

Leah said...

I like that saying, and I think it's true. We try. I think music makes it all easier somehow...

MJ said...

*polkas in and out of the room*

hnter1018 said...

Leah...first tome I stopped by here too. What do i see. One of my favorite Drop Kick Murphys covers. I'm sure their version is alittle bit more up tempo though.

Rob

Leah said...

MJ--you can cut in if you like, feel free!

Rob--I heard the Drop Kick Murphys' version and loved it--very up-tempo, sorta rock n' roll--but that song lends itself to interpretation!

Megan said...

I'm thankful for family songs too! The best is when my dad sings "Younger than Springtime" to my mom.

MikeTheWaiterDotCom said...

once a big policeman
saw a little bum
perched upon a curbstone
chewin' bubble gum

hey! said the policeman
better gimme some
not for your life
said the little bum...

Leah said...

Megan--that's lovely!

Mike the Waiter--it's brilliant. I'll have to remember that bit of verse...