Tuesday, March 25, 2008

ABOUT A WEEK OFF, BUT STILL FUNNY

The NEW Three Tenors try to sing Danny Boy.

Brother of the deceased: Can you sing Danny Boy at me lad's funeral?
Snarky organist: I can't but these three guys would be more than happy to sing it at the wake.



RSCT to Dale at Dyspeptic Mutterings.

Peace,
BMP

2 comments:

Christopher said...

Haven't had Danny Boy requested (unless you count the "Celtic Song of Farewell)...

But....

I have had "Take me Out to the Ballgame" requested as well as "When Irish Eyes are Smiling".

Ugh.

Brian Michael Page said...

Chris S? is that you?

I've been hit with calls for Danny Boy, especially in my Holy Name days, turning it down every time, noting that it's secular. It was then that I read an article in the then-Providence Visitor (now the Rhode Island Catholic) about Danny Boy, and wrote this letter in reply.

Needless to say, I pissed quite a few people off with what I felt was a "gentle" letter. One guy wrote me saying "This is 2001. Get a clue." To which I replied, "yeah, the time has changed, but the liturgical rules haven't!" Another guy wrote back to the Visitor saying that "Brian Michael Page should apologize for offending the Irish-American population".

I've yet to apologize - six and three-quarters years later, and won't, for pointing out a liturgical fact.

BMP