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Lyr Add: South Side Irish

Rapparee 20 Jun 03 - 08:59 PM
Art Thieme 21 Jun 03 - 11:11 AM
Rapparee 21 Jun 03 - 12:43 PM
Art Thieme 21 Jun 03 - 09:26 PM
Rapparee 21 Jun 03 - 09:50 PM
GUEST,Scott 06 Mar 08 - 09:05 AM
GUEST,Irish Ivy 12 Mar 09 - 11:45 AM
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Subject: Lyr Add: SOUTH SIDE IRISH
From: Rapparee
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 08:59 PM

South Side Irish
Written by
Black, McEldowney & Walsh, copyright 1984

We're the Windy City Irish-where the crack is always best
Where every day is Paddy's Day and everyone's a guest
If you're Irish on the North Side or Irish on the West
Welcome to the South Side come join the Irish Fest!

Chorus:

We're the South Side Irish as our fathers were before
We come from the Windy City and we're Irish to the core
From Bridgeport to Beverly from Midway to South Shore
We're the South Side Irish-Let's sing it out once more!

Our parents came from Mayo, from Cork and Donegal.
We come from Sabina, St. Kilian's and St. Gall
St. Leo, Visitation, Little Flower and the rest.
The South Side parishes are mighty-they're the best!

Chorus

We live on the South Side-Mayor Daley lived here too
The Greatest Irish Leader that Chicago ever knew
and he was always proud of his South Side Irish roots!
So here's to His Honor to his memory we'll be true.

Chorus

We sing the songs our fathers sang when they were growing up
Rebel songs of Erin's Isle in the South Side Irish Pubs
and when it comes to baseball-we have two favorite clubs
The Go-Go White Sox... and whoever plays the Cubs!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Jun 03 - 11:11 AM

Look for me at a Cub game on Wednesday, 6/25. I'll be wearing a Hawaiian shirt.

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Jun 03 - 12:43 PM

Art, I wondered if you'd find this little gem of Chicagoiana. I first heard it on a tape my brother sent which was labeled "Best Irish Music" and last heard it a year ago at the Irish Fest in Indianapolis.

Did you ever see the play "Bleacher Bums?" If your an optimist (i.e., a Cubs fan) you should.

You did hear about the kid who asked to be adopted by the Cubs, didn't you? He said that his daddy beat him, and him mommy beat him, and his uncles and aunts and grandparents beat him, so he wanted to be adopted by the Cubs 'cause they never beat anybody.

Mike
(Who's been to both Wrigley Field and Comiskey Park.)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: Art Thieme
Date: 21 Jun 03 - 09:26 PM

Mike

We used to take the Clark Street bus from the North Side o' Chicago all the way to Comiskey Park. That was in the days of Minnie Minoso and Jungle Jim Rivera and Billy Pierce and Chico Carresquel and Sherm Lollar etc. etc. before the Dan Ryan Expressway was there I think. When the Yankees came to town it was always Billy Pierce up against Whitey Ford. The Yankees always won !

But the Cubs NEVER won. You are correct. It's terribly sad, but I cannot argue with the truth. I'll never forget old Andy Pafko and that batters stance of his where he'd just stick his bat up and his ass out ---hoping to get hit so he could trot to first base rubbing his butt as he went. (I can see it vivid like it was just yesterday afternoon.) But it's the curse of that damn Billy Goat in Sam Sianis' old tavern. Sam Sianis' bar where J. Belushi got his "cheeps, cheeps, no fries" line. One of these days-----some day---God knows when---but it has to happen---yes, one fine day we will break the curse that damn animal put on us and the Cubs will win a World Series.----------------- But until then I will continue to go to Wrigley and pay my respects to the ashes of my old friend Stevie Goodman (some of which were scattered at the base of the vines in left-center field all unknown to the Tribune Company).

Geeesh, we've turned this into a B.S. thread. To get it back to music again, just go to the D.T. and find Steve Goodman's song "The Dying Cub Fan's Last Request".

So, if you can tell me I'd like to know: Why the bad blood 'tween the South Side Irish and the North Side Irish in Chicago ?? ;-)

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: Rapparee
Date: 21 Jun 03 - 09:50 PM

I dunno, Art. I'm just a simple kid of German ancestry who was born and raised in Quincy (called "Downstate" to you Chicagoans).

But, my very own brother, who I thought had been reared to know better, forsook his heritage and married a South Side Irish girl who comes from a South Side Irish family of long standing (and, knowing that family, falling down, weaving, stumbling, and laying on the sidewalk). I'll ask her, but I suspect that it has something to do with the economic differences.

To keep this thread musical, when my wife was working at Notre Dame, home of the "Fighting Irish" and a place legendary to some on the South Side, she scotched the rumor that "The Beatles" owned the rights to the ND Victory March (a/k/a "Cheer Cheer For Old Notre Dame"). The royalties are collected by a company that was once owned by Apple Records, but the rights were and are owned by the University of Notre Dame. And you can bet that they collect each year, too!

If you meet a die-hard ND fan, you can flatten 'em with two trivia questions: 1) Who is buried on the 50 yard line in ND stadium? and 2) What is *under* the stadium?

The answer to 1 is nobody -- Rockne is usually thought of, but he's buried across town. The answer to 2 is more interesting: a rifle range, installed by the Navy when they used ND as a training facility in WWII -- it's not used anymore (lead dust), but a friend who once shot there while she was in law school says it's unheated and colder than the center of Dante's Hell.

Back to musicality: the Victory March is *not* the school song of ND. "Notre Dame Our Mother" is, and it's sung after every football game, win or lose.

Mike
(who knows more trivia than is good for him)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: GUEST,Scott
Date: 06 Mar 08 - 09:05 AM

I recently moved to Georgia from the South Side - spent my whole life there until the move. Anyway to show these Georgians how to have a St. Patty's Day I am hosting one at my house and I need to get "We're the South Side Irish" on my computer so I can burn a CD with it for our listening enjoyment....can anyone send it to me??

chisox1919@hotmail.com

Happy St. Patty's Day!!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: GUEST,Irish Ivy
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 11:45 AM

Hi, The opening lyrics are 'We're Windy City Irish, where good times are the best'   NOT -where the crack is always best'.   I mean seriously - where did you get such nonsense?
And it's "We live on the South Side-Mayor Daley lived here too.
He was the Greatest Irish Leader that Chicago ever knew
and he was always so proud of his South Side Irish roots!
So here's to His Honor to his memory we'll be true."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: South Side Irish
From: quokka
Date: 12 Mar 09 - 11:57 PM

The meaning of Craic


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