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Beethoven and Elvis.

Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:00 pm

It's that time of the year again. So just for a little fun I sent the following to radio stations etc here.

Elvis Presley fans world-wide may be forgiven for doing a jig to the marvelous Ludwig Van Beethoven's "Irish" symphony on hearing of the "Elvis Week" being presently held in Vienna, to commemorate the 28th Anniversary of Elvis's death on the 16th August 1977.

Move along Mozart.............Elvis is Bach in Town!

(Beethoven was sent some Irish tunes by a music publisher. He used one in the fourth movement of his astounding Seventh symphony...it would set Michael Flatley's feet on fire. The "Apotheosis of the dance".

DJ Ronan Collins will be playing Elvis songs on his RTE1 radio show tomorrow afternoon.
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Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:05 pm

The green green grass of Ireland must be in full bloom :D

Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:09 pm

KiwiAlan, it sure is.

The "Emerald Elvis" is to headline the Televised "Rose of Tralee"..............The pale moon was rising above the green mountain...the Sun was declining beneath the blue sea............

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Tue Aug 16, 2005 12:59 am

Reminds me of a joke!

Steven Spielberg is making a new Dreamworks movie about the great composers and has lined up Bruce Willis, George Clooney and Arnold Scwarzenegger to star in it.

He says to Bruce "Who do you want to play?", Bruce says "Mozart". He says to George "Who do you want to play?", George says "Beethoven". He says to Arnie "Who do you want to play?", Arnie says..........






Wait for it........












"I'll be Bach!" :wink:


I'll get my coat! :oops:

Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:33 am

Delboy, :lol: Nice Joke, let's make a Liszt, and we'll see how many can Handel it? Wolves may gang up on us, so don't go Haydn if I'm put on the Rachmaninoff. Is that a Delius?

By the way Arnie, is Offenbach :shock:

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Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:17 pm

KiwiAlan wrote:The green green grass of Ireland must be in full bloom :D


hahah... how right you are :wink:

Tue Aug 16, 2005 1:31 pm

Delboy will appreciate this link. http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm

:lol: Ancient Irish engineers put a roof on our version of Stonehenge ...it's older than the pyramids of Egypt.

Talk about
Forty Shades of Green by
Johnny Cash.

I close my eyes and picture the emerald of the sea
from the fishin boats at Dingle to the shores at Dunehea
I miss the River Shannon and the folks at Skibbereen
the moorlands and meadows and their Forty Shades of Green

But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town
and most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown
I long again to see and do the things we´ve done and seen
where the breeze is sweet as shalimar and there´s Forty Shades of Green

I wish that I could spend an hour at Dublin´s churning suft
I long to watch the farmers drain the bogs and spade the turf
to see again the thatching of the straw the women clean
I´d walk from Cork to Larne to see those Forty Shades of Green

But most of all I miss a girl in Tipperary town
and most of all I miss her lips as soft as eiderdown
I long again to see and do the things we´ve done and seen
where the breeze is sweet as shalimar and there´s Forty Shades of Green

Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:33 am

MauriceinIreland wrote:Delboy will appreciate this link. http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm :lol: Ancient Irish engineers put a roof on our version of Stonehenge ...it's older than the pyramids of Egypt.


It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years.


Well the Irish are renowned for dragging a job out! :wink: :wink: :D

Wed Aug 17, 2005 9:10 am

Delboy wrote:
MauriceinIreland wrote:Delboy will appreciate this link. http://www.knowth.com/newgrange.htm :lol: Ancient Irish engineers put a roof on our version of Stonehenge ...it's older than the pyramids of Egypt.


It is estimated that the construction of the Passage Tomb at Newgrange would have taken a work force of 300 at least 20 years.


Well the Irish are renowned for dragging a job out! :wink: :wink: :D


Dragging out a job :lol: "McAlpine's Fusiliers
(Dominick Behan)

As down the Glen came Mcalpine's men with their shovels slung behind them.
It was in the pub that they drank their sub or down in the spike you'll
find them.
We sweated blood and we washed down mud with quarts and pints of beer.
But now we're on the road again with McAlpines Fusiliers.

I stripped to the skin with Darky Finn down upon the Isle of Grain,
With Horseface Toole I learned the rule, no money if you stop for rain.
For McAlpine's god is a well filled hod with your shoulders cut to
bits and seared
And woe to he who looks for tea with McAlpines Fusiliers.

I remember the day that the Bear O'Shea fell into a concrete stair,
What Horseface said, when he saw him dead, well it wasn't what the rich
call prayers.
"I'm a navvy short," was his one retort that reached unto my ears,
When the going is rough, well you must be tough, with McAlpine's Fusiliers.

I've worked till the sweat near had me beat with Russian, Czech and Pole,
At shuttering jams up in the Hydro Dams, or underneath the Thames in a hole,
I grafted hard and I got me cards and many a ganger's fist across me ears.
If you pride your life, don't join, by Christ, with McAlpine's Fusiliers.

From The Dubliners' Songbook".

(Brother of Author, Brendan Behan)

But we digress............

"Elvis is Bach in Vienna" was mentioned on our national radio RTE1 yesterday afternoon by DJ ronancollins@rte.ie he likes receiving e-mail requests for Elvis songs and may even mention you by name!