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« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2010 12:27:41 AM »

I'm a creepy person, so I really like the lyrics Cheesy And I adore your embroidery piece!
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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2010 05:52:22 AM »

I'm a creepy person, so I really like the lyrics Cheesy And I adore your embroidery piece!

Haha, I really like the lyric "two policemen and a man"...  wtf, what man?!  that was a really fun block to do, I gave the man a little bowler and handlebar mustache Cheesy.  Ohhh, I forgot dimensions first time around..  the total dimension of the stitched area is 4"x10.5, so each block of the blocks are a little over two inches tall..

BTW, When I showed my mom yesterday, she literally said "could you get any weirder"..  thanks mom Wink

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010 06:09:35 AM »

Very nice, creepy and awesome! Love the the stitching!
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010 06:28:09 AM »

First, this is awesome.  Smiley

My mom really enjoyed Irish music and exposed me and my brother and sister to a lot of it as we were growing up.  This was one of our favorite songs.  (What can I say; we were bloodthirsty children.)  I remember my mother, sister and I would sing it in the car as we waited for my brother to get out of school.  I was about eight. 

I also really enjoyed "William Bloat" (about a man who cuts his wife's throat and then hangs himself - he dies but she lives), "Golden Vanity" (about a captain that convinces a cabin boy to do a dangerous mission by promising his daughter's hand, then leaving him in the ocean to drown), "William McBride" (a sad song about a man wandering a WWI graveyard and wondering about the soldiers buried there), and "The Jolly Tinker" (about a male prostitute, although I didn't know this until I was twenty.  Seriously).

I recently shared these songs with a friend, who said, "this really explains a lot about you."   Cheesy  She's probably right.

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010 07:25:15 AM »

I love this, I am irish and we used to sing that song as kids. Every sunday we would go for a drive in the afternoon and this was pre-car radio days (we are talking 35 years ago...feck when did I get that old?) but we always sang all the way home, that was one of the songs we used to sing, its that oral tradition, my daughter who is now 15 used to be able to sing it too.

very creepy and I guess like most folk songs was based on either a cautionary tale or a true story that is now lost in the mists of time.

Great work, I love how you have interpreted it
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I love the cross stitch, especially the guillotine.  You are right, the song is creepy.
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010 04:49:14 PM »

Love it! I looked up the song and you did a great rendering of it!
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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2010 11:21:12 AM »

Irish as most folk songs dealt with stories and news of the day. It was one of the few ways to spread news and tell cautionary tales.

Great stitch work though, gorgeous.
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« Reply #18 on: December 19, 2010 09:06:04 AM »

hey sweetie...I was thinking of you last night, we were in the pub really really late (post choir performance celebration) and after the dancing and the band...about 3 or 4am the singsong started..and this song was sung..I haven't heard it sung in years...and yes I knew all the words, but everyone joined in the chorus

I just wanted you to know that it is still alive!...oh and i started on those buckeyes today...yum! DD is about to dive into the peanut butter M&Ms, we are trying to ration ourselves
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