Saint Patrick Meets Clancy.

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Most probably and in my opinion, the best written verse in the English language is the opening verse of "Clancy Lowers The Boom". Apparently written by Johnny Lange and Hy Heath in 1948 or before?.

Only 1 verse is presented. Readers are welcomed to add their own. No profanity please. Keep a civil and reverential tongue... After all! It is St. Patrick of whom we are speaking! Oh yes! And let's not be forgettin' Clancy.

The British invaders of Ireland, their army of occupation and appointed Protestant ascendancy forced the native Irish and Roman Catholic people to give up their language of Gaelic and to learn, speak and write English, exclusively. Attempts at "converting" them to Anglicanism was much less successful.

This, of course, was a great gift to the Irish people who, at the time, resented this intrusion upon their culture. There were other insults to Irish Celtic life as well. Too many to mention, in their entirety, inasmuch as only a few are known to me. I'm sure.

The Irish reciprocated by giving the British a much greater gift. Abundant native intellectual ability and wit.

The Irish exacted their retribution in a number of ways:

1. Descendants of the Irish people now outnumber the descendants of their British oppressors. On a world-wide basis.

2. In almost every part of the world, except in England, the Irish are the most widely and universally accepted people by other native populations. In many of the major colonies of the former British Empire, the descendants of Irish immigrants have become more populous than any of the other native populations preceding them. And.

Most Importantly:

3. Descendants of the Irish people have now acquired an unequalled mastery of reading, speaking and writing the English language. Well beyond the competency of the descendants of their prior British oppressors. The one exception to this, for example, is when someone, like myself, can claim to be a descendant of both.

Justice may seldom be swift or timely but, most assuredly and when completing it's full cycle, it becomes prophecy fulfilled. Something to which to give some thought before mistreating another. In the future.


Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Submitted: March 12, 2007

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ST. PATRICK MEETS CLANCY

By E. J. T. BRADLEY

 

VERSE_1

St. Patrick Was A Saintly Man!

By All! Was Plainly Seen!

 

The Snakes All Drowned Themselves

With St. Patrick At The Scene.

 

 

He Never Looked For Serpents!

That’s A Fact! We All Assume!

 

Nevertheless! When Serpents Would Press!

St. Patrick Lowered The Boom!

 

CHORUS:  

Oh! St. Patrick!

Oh! St. Patrick!

Nevertheless! When Serpents Would Press!

St. Patrick Lowered The Boom!

 

Copyright © Edward J. Bradley 2007


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