40 Nights – A song about Lent

40 Nights – A song about Lent

Being a massive Christy Moore fan it is very fitting that I begin this blog with a quote by him from his Live At The Point album: “ I wasn’t going to sing this song…but I’m going to sing it”.

This song was one of the first ones that I ever wrote and it is quite timely for this time of year as the song is about Lent. More specifically it is about someone trying to give up drink for Lent. For those of you that do not know what Lent is, it is a time of year where Catholic’s replicate Jesus’ time in the desert when he fasted for 40 days and nights and was tempted by the devil along the way. Fortunately in Ireland there are fuck all deserts for us to take off to and fast so we try our best to give up some things for the 40 days…chocolate, sweets, crisps, and, for the more hardcore Catholics, drink. We all get a cheat day in the middle with St Patrick’s Day on 17th March…as Tommy Tiernan, the Irish comedian, stated, in the middle of lent, “Jesus came out of the desert and said ah lads the divil is wreckin’ me head, give us a pint will ye”.

This is a song which I haven’t played in quite a while but as it is Lent I thought I may as well put it online…I hope you enjoy it!!

P.S. One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough…

D.M.

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3 comments

  1. The Dizzy Duet · December 14

    Thank you for sharing this with me. I will be praying for you. God bless you!!

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  2. Magaret · February 19

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end
    or if it’s the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. juniorchillsofficial · February 19

    Hi Magaret. A few people have came back to me saying that comments i have left have ended up in their spam box…now i dont know if that has an effect on my whole wordpress or not..have you been able to access it now? You can look up the song on Youtube if you type in Junior Chills 40 nights 🙂

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