Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Rebel Black Dot Irish Song o' the Day

Irish Band, "The Minstrel Boy" via iTunes (from 100 Hits: Irish & Celtic Favorites) (The Last Angry Irishman)

Commentary: I shall always harbor immense fondness for "The Minstrel Boy" in part because I first became aware of the song when 'twas sung by Chief Miles Edward O'Brien, played by Colm Meaney, in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "The Wounded."
"The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father's sword he has girded on
And his wild heart slung behind him;
'Land of Song!' said the warrior bard,
'Though all the world betrays thee,
One sword at least thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee…"

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