A Parade of Posts for St. Patrick’s Day from The Immortal Jukebox
Today for your delight:
A Song by Sinead O’Connor
A Poem by Geraldine Plunkett Dillon
A Painting by William Orpen
The song today is featured in Neil Jordan’s wonderful Film from 1997, ‘The Butcher Boy’ adapted from Patrick McCabe’s astonishing novel.
In my view Sinead O’Connor has shamanistic gifts as a singer and performer (with all the blessings and trials imposed by such gifts).
A performer like Sinead comes along about as often as apples grow on an ivy tree.
If you want to imagine what it might be to die for Love and have a strong heart surrender to Sinead’s incandescent performance here.
In Dublin Town where I did dwell ….
The Butcher Boy
In Dublin town where I did dwell
A butcher boy I loved so well
He courted me, my life away
And now with me he will not stay
I wish I wish but I wish…
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