Junior Chills – Sins of Ireland
I haven’t gave much thought into writing anything about this song if I’m honest but I’ll run with it and see where it takes me.
If you have listened to my other songs you will know that the music sounds very similar to the song ‘Hoops’…that’s because it is!! But this song was wrote first and I couldn’t find any other music to fit in…actually, I didn’t even try. The song is called ‘Sins of Ireland’ but I think it is more of a satirical song which delves into some popular misconceptions about the Irish – we are all alcoholics, we all know Irish dancing, we love gambling (but this could be more of a local stereotype where someone who loves gambling would be said to put money on two flies racing up a wall).
Each verse looks at a different month of the year: May, July, September, December, February, March / April and tells a story about what happened in each month between a married couple.
I think that the line I love the most in the song is ‘In the rain of July lad, I decided to take a trip, I brought the wife to Cashel Rock, and I left her there in Tipp (Tipperary)’. Typically weather in July would be nice, maybe even warm. In Ireland the weather is, more times than not, a nice cool, cloudy, rainy constant…even during the summer.
St Patrick’s Day and the third day of Cheltenham…fuck it! Few pints and a few bets 😉
Enjoy folks and remember to Tóg é go bog é