The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #131425   Message #2965948
Posted By: GUEST,Pete Daniels.
15-Aug-10 - 06:21 PM
Thread Name: Sick note / Paddy's not at work today
Subject: RE: Sick note / Paddy's not at work today
I think working class, upper class, or whatever, had little to do with Pat Cooksey's brilliant interpretation of this story, the fact that Pat Himself is Irish, and most of the better known versions are by major Irish bands or singers simply proves that the Irish can laugh at themselves and have great fun doing it.
The amazing thing about Pat Cooksey is that he writes, and has written songs of all generes, some very funny, and others haunting ballads, The Reason I Left Mullingar, being a prime example, a treasure in another land, but a great singer and songwiter nontheless.