Saint Patrick’s Day meets Sesame Street

I tried to find this version of "Danny Boy" (Garrett Morris, SNL, 03/18/78), but it's behind a paywall at Hulu...

One of the reasons that I love Saint Patrick’s Day is because it gives me an excuse to listen to one of my all-time favorite songs, “Danny Boy“.

If there were ever any doubt about my ancestry (I’ve got some “Kelly” and “Carroll” in my family tree), the way that this tune makes me feel like I’ve “come home” puts that to rest – there is no denying that music from the British Isles is the kind of music that stirs my soul.

In putting this post together, I listened to a LOT of different versions of the song, and I ran across one that surprised me. You see, I’ve only ever known Bob McGrath as a performer on “Sesame Street” – I didn’t have a CLUE that he had such an amazing voice!

When I heard this version, I knew that I had found “the one” (I apologize for the video quality – the audio is pristine):
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About Teresa in Fort Worth, TX

A short, fat, middle-aged, happily-married, mother of 4 daughters. A former high school valedictorian (way back in the Stone Age), a Civil Engineering major in college, a middle-of-the-road Conservative, and a moderate Methodist. I know just enough to get myself in trouble....
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One Response to Saint Patrick’s Day meets Sesame Street

  1. I know what you mean about “knowing just enough to get in trouble”! That has followed me all my life!

    When I lived in Long Beach CA, I took part in a woman’s Master’s Degree research project. She developed and gave tests to people to see with what type of career path they were compatible. It was a 6 week project and involved all kinds of tests and homework assignments. Our interests, our hobbies, our experiences in life, education, etc. When through we were presented with the results for our particular career path.

    She found I was a 93% match for engineering. In other words, I had the same qualities, abilities, etc. as those people who were engineers and very happy in their work.

    Wish the test had been done earlier in my life! LOL

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