Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I was meant to have written a few posts yesterday, but work got in the way. Funny how it does that, eh? ;) When I got home and sat down to do some writing, I stumbled across the place where you sign up to publish your own eBooks on Amazon Kindle and then I got caught up in having a look at what you can do with it, how it works and all that, which in turn led to looking into blog publishing to the Kindle and then all of a sudden it was time to go to bed. Dangit.

But anyway, I'll see what I can fit in today, which is the day of St. Patrick! Have a great time, y'all, be ye Irish, wannabe Irish, of Irish ancestry or just like a bit o' craic! :)

Four Green Fields

What did I have, said the fine old woman
What did I have, this proud old woman did say
I had four green fields, each one was a jewel
But strangers came and tried to take them from me
I had fine strong sons, who fought to save my jewels
They fought and they died, and that was my grief, said she

Long time ago, said the fine old woman
Long time ago, this proud old woman did say
There was war and death, plundering and pillage
My children starved, by mountain, valley and sea
And their wailing cries, they shook the very heavens
My four green fields ran red with their blood, said she

What have I now, said the fine old woman
What have I now, this proud old woman did say
I have four green fields, one of them's in bondage
In stranger's hands, that tried to take it from me
But my sons had sons, as brave as were their fathers
My fourth green field will bloom once again, said she

(Tommy Makem, 1967)


  1. Here's a lovely picture of Lucas North wearing green, from RichardArmitagenet: http://www.richardarmitagenet.com/images/gallery/Spooks/album/ep6/slides/6_144.html

  2. Wonderful song, thanks! I'm a big fan of Tommy Makem--I grew up listening to my mother's Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem records.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!


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