The Flowing Waters of Lake Jefferson

Saturday March 15, 2008:
Theme: Two songs on spitzer, one for Kitty, one for election talk
then on to today's theme for the Irish

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Angela Page of Folk Plus

Traditionally, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17, however, this year, the day falls during a Catholic holy week, so the Vatican moved it to Saturday, March 15.
It's the first time in almost 100 years Saint Patrick's Day won't be celebrated on the 17th.

Some songs reflecting the weeks news, and then on to Ireland...

Eliot Spitzer was inaugurated as New York’s 54th Governor on January 1, 2007. In his inaugural address, Governor Spitzer said: "Every policy, every action and every decision we make in this administration will further two overarching objectives: We must transform our government so that it is as ethical and wise as all of New York, and we must rebuild our economy so that it is ready to compete on the global stage in the next century".

1. Roches - Married Men
Roches - Warner Bros.

In March 2008, The New York Times reported that he was linked to a prostitution ring under investigation by the federal government. On March 12, 2008, Spitzer announced his resignation as governor of New York, effective March 17, citing "private failings."]

2. Stan Rogers - You Can't stay Here 305
Northwest Passage - Fogarty's cove music
"what ive got home is too dear to risk for an hour with you"

Winston Moseley is up for parole this week; his murder of Kitty  Genovese inspired Phil Och’s song “Outside a Small Circle of Friends.”

3. Phil Ochs - Small circle of Friends
Best of ...  A & M

Health Care alwasy in the election debates and news coverage

4. Garnett Rogers - Election Night:North Dakota 418
At A High Window - Snow Goose Songs
"theres one thing this country won't forgive, and thats the sin of being poor"

Foley's Irish Pub and Restaurant, across the street from the Empire State Building, has put in a month-long ban of "Danny Boy" - and they are
offering a free pint to anyone who sings a different TRADITIONAL Irish song during their karaoke party.;_ylt=AqQ1BHQdMXCvuUnrSsWh.v2s0NUE

NYC pub owner bans `Danny Boy' in March

By Verena Dobnik, APress Writer Thu Mar 6, 6:24 AM ET

NEW YORK - It's depressing, it's not usually sung in Ireland for St. Patrick's Day, and its lyrics were written by an Englishman who never set foot on Irish soil. Those are only some of the reasons why a Manhattan pub owner is banning the song "Danny Boy" for the entire month of March.

"It's overplayed, it's been ranked among the 25 most depressing songs of all time and it's more appropriate for a funeral than for a St. Patrick's Day celebration," said Shaun Clancy, who owns Foley's Pub and Restaurant, across the street from the Empire State Building.

The 38-year-old Clancy, who started bartending when he was 12 at his father's pub in County Cavan, Ireland, promised a free Guinness to patrons who sing any other traditional Irish song at the pub's pre-St. Patrick's Day karaoke party on Tuesday.

The lyrics for "Danny Boy," published in 1913, were written by English lawyer Frederick Edward Weatherly, who never even visited Ireland, according to Malachy McCourt, author of the book "Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad."

He said Weatherly's sister-in-law had sent him the music to an old Irish song called "The Derry Air," and the new version became a hit when opera singer Ernestine Schumann-Heink recorded it in 1915.

Some say the song is symbolic of the great Irish diaspora, with generations of Irish fleeing the famine and poor economic conditions starting around 1850. Others speculate it's sung by a mother grieving for her son or by a desolate lover. Lyrics include: "The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying/ 'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide."

"Danny Boy" was recorded by Bing Crosby in the 1940s, served as the theme song of television's "Danny Thomas Show" from 1953 to 1964. It has been performed by singers ranging from Judy Garland and Elvis Presley to Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.

At least one patron at Foley's was glad to hear the song was banned from the pub for the rest of the month.

The song is "all right, but I get fed up with hearing it — it's like the elections," Martin Gaffney, 73, said in a thick Irish brogue.

Gaffney said Wednesday he looked forward to crooning his own Irish favorites, such as "Molly Malone" — whose own theme is hardly a barrel of laughs.

A sort of unofficial anthem of Dublin also known as "Cockles and Mussels," the song tells the tale of a beautiful fishmonger who plies her trade on city streets and dies young of a fever.

5. Dervish - Intro 44 Spailpin Fanach 246
Live in Palma - Kells

6. Tracy Sands & Rod Macdonald - Red Is the Rose
Voice on the Line -

7. Modern Man - God Loves the Irish 443
The Wide Album :Modern man Recorded Live at the Bottom Line - Inverted Turtle Records

8. Lee Murdock - Star of the County Down 457
Wordless -

9. Debra Cowan - Johnny Be Fair 108
The Long Grey Line -

10. Johnsmith - Up in County Down 312
Traveler -

11.  Lui Collins - (J Hardy) Tinkers Coin 615
Baptism of Fire - Green Linnet Records

12. Jack Hardy - Drinking Song 412
Tinker's Coin: Celtic Anthology -

13. Nancy White - Gaelic Envy
Gaelic Envy - Borealis

14. Mhaire Buineall 108
Clannad in Concert -

15. Clannad - Siuil A Run
Dulaman - Shanachie

16. Connie Dover - Ned of the Hill 721
If I Ever Returned - Taylor Park Music

17. Kitty Donohoe - An Meid Raite 447
This Road Tonight - Roheen Records

18. Colcannon - Confession 2:14
Saint Bartholemew's Feast - Oxford Road Records

19.  Eileen McGann - Leaving this Nation 552
Turn it Around - dragonwing

20.  Maria Dunn - Nan McGowan 226
For a Song - www,

21. James Keelaghan - Galway Races 320
A Few Simple Verses -  Jericho Beach music
22. Delores Keane - Galway Bay  339
Best of... - Torc Music, Blix street

23.  Tracy Sands & Rod MacDonald - Step it out Mary
Voice on the Line -

24. Chieftains with Mark Knopfler - Lily of the West
Chieftains, Long Black Veil - RCSAVictor

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