The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #49515   Message #750265
Posted By: Bob Bolton
18-Jul-02 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Plastic Paddy (Eric Bogle)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plastic Paddy
G'day mg,

The song's not about the Irish singing and enjoying their own songs ... it's about people with no connection or Irish heart singing "Irish Songs" that are mostly commercial output of Tin Pan Alley for drunken tourists in tawdry commercial bars in other parts of the world ... with crummy, fake "Irish" decor and an American franchise.

The bloke I mentioned has Irish ancestry ... and enjoys Irish folk music and song ... but not the crap he has to sing in this sort of "Plastic Irish" pub.


Bob Bolton