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Thread #121732   Message #2661440
Posted By: Sandy Mc Lean
21-Jun-09 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: For everyone who lost their Father
Subject: RE: For everyone who lost their Father
This song was composed by Phil Coulter for the Furey Brothers after the passing of their father, Ted. (one of Ireland's greatest fiddlers)
It was first recorded with Finbar doing the vocals. I first heard it at a Furey brothers concert in Halifax quite a few years ago. I was so moved that at intermission I bought a tape just to get that song. Through the years I always dig it out at Fathers Day. I sung it at several concerts in the past two weeks and will do it at another this afternoon. While I can't match the vocals of John or Finbar I pack in as much emotion as I can.
I will also post a link to The Fureys singing it:

The Old Man