Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self. Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)


Do It Anyway Danny Boy - 4Ms

When things are just rough on the going, this song inspires me to day to keep going. Life is raw at times.

What is inspiring you today? this week?

And my Irish jig :)
“Danny Boy”

A ballad usually set to the tune of the "Londonderry Air," it is most closely associated with Irish communities. "Danny Boy" was written by the English lawyer and lyricist Frederick Weatherly in 1910. Although the lyrics were originally written for a different tune, Weatherly modified them to fit "Londonderry Air" in 1913 when his sister-in-law in America sent him a copy. 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink made the first recording in 1915. Weatherly gave the song to the vocalist Elsie Griffin, who in turn made it one of the most popular songs in the new century. In 1928, Weatherly suggested that the second verse would provide a fitting requiem for the actress Ellen Terry.

Sing along now:

“Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling,
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side,
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling,
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.
But come ye back when summer's in the meadow
Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow…

Welcome to today's music.  I hope Monday find you with a smile and music to begin your week with light steps. 
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Colette @JamericanSpice
Marie @XmasDolly

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. Nice choices this week and right on the heels of St. Patrick's Day! :)
    ~Naila Moon

  2. Great for St Patricks Day quite enjoyable too

    Have a fantabulosa week :-)

  3. I loved both songs!! Have a wonderful week :)

  4. nice pick for right after St. patty's day.

  5. Awh...these are good pics made me smile. I'm a Martina fan and I enjoy the celtic woman too.

  6. Wonderful choices. I have always loved Celtic Woman's Danny Boy version.

  7. Both are wonderful.. I was thoroughly entertained! Thanks girlfriend. Great choices for you today! I'm not surprised at all!

  8. Happy St. Patrick's Day to one and all - Happy MM x

  9. I have entirely forgotten Danny Boy this year! Glad you chose it for MMMM; brought me back many fond memories. My mom sings it and I accompany her on the piano.

    1. Thank you Hazel!
      That is so special that you have such a wonderful memory with your mom :)
      Thank you for sharing.

  10. Love, love Danny Boy.
    Especially when Harry Connick Jr. sings it in that movie. gives me the chest lump every time.

    Martina has such an amazing voice.

  11. This week, I'm doing a double dance with all of my 4M buds due to last week's siesta with DH. More about that in an upcoming post! :)

    Martina McBride is such a lovely country singer. I like her style. And, who doesn't like Celtic Woman? I love their sound and what a beautiful job they do on Danny Boy, which puts a little tear in my eye.

    It was great, great fun to dance with you and thanks for being a fellow co-host aboard the Love Train on Monday's Music Moves Me, my friend!


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