Luckily, a few weeks back while I was on vacation in Newport, Oregon, I found a music CD that will make every road trip more enjoyable forever! I was given this idea by a friend Kris who did a huge road trip with his sons to Boy Scout camp. How I envied him and his kids after I heard what kind of music CD he had and all I could think about was I must look high and low for this remarkable music CD.
It is a CD that everyone should have. But what is it?
It is called “Irish Drinking Songs”. It really doesn’t matter who the artist is, you should have this CD in your music collection (or download it and add it to your ITunes collection). If you happen to be Irish, like to drink, and know all the Irish drinking songs, then you get a pass on not having this CD in your collection (or on your iPod)
However, for the rest of you, it is a must have! Think of the hours of pure enjoyment and bliss you’ll have singing along to songs like “Wild Rover” and “Bog Down in the Valley-O”. You don’t really sing along as much as mumble along to these delightful tunes. Frankly, I can’t understand most of the words the singer is singing but at least I can pretend to know what the heck the singer is singing.
I’m pretty sure that I can find the lyrics online and really learn these songs but what would be the fun in that? It is much more exciting to mumble along and struggle to understand the thick Irish tongue.
What if you don’t drink? Not a problem, just because these songs are called Irish Drinking Songs doesn’t mean you have to drink when you sing them. I’m driving my car when I am listening to the songs so I can’t be drinking alcohol. But I can still treat myself to these wonderful tales of woe and misfortune that only the Irish can truly express in song.
With Irish Drinking Songs, I know my whole family will be banded together in common song on any road trip. Even a short jaunt to the neighborhood store should allow us a tune or two to soak in. Can you imagine if I have to drive up to Seattle in morning traffic? I almost faint in the sure joy it will bring knowing I can listen and sing along to the songs while stuck in the Seattle crawl of doom. Perhaps there will be hope when I have to drive to Bellevue by myself, hope in the form of an Irish Drinking song!
So raise your glass and toast to the Irish Drinking Songs CD I have recently acquired!
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