"Danny Boy", As Sung By Animal, Beaker, and the Swedish Chef

When I was a kid, my (half-Irish) grandfather would frequently sing a little of this song when I was around. It’s a warm memory.

I’ve written more about my grandfather, more about the muppets, and more about when I was a kid, for any interested in these topics.

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  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    I love the Clancy Brothers sweaters.

  • ‘Tis Himself, OM

    Here’s Robbie O’Connell singing “Kilkelly”. It’s one of my favorite songs and is one of the few epistolary songs I’ve ever heard.

  • Stevarious

    Beaker is really giving it his all there. What a performance.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      Indeed, but I think it’s Animal whose phrasing shows he understands the soul of the song best.

    • Stevarious

      And there at the end, where all three just start ad-libbing because they can’t fight the tears?

      This is pure art. Truly an inspiration for future generations.

  • evilDoug

    OK, after that travesty, some real Irish music.
    Liam O’fLynn plays An Buachaill Caol Dubh

    • John Morales

      Well, to think that someone trained long and hard to produce such droning and squealing.

      (Maybe the US military can use it for Guantanamo when the waterboarding fails, eh?)

    • evilDoug

      I shall try to remember in future that the lowest common denominator has uses outside of mathematics, and limit any musical comments to kazoos.

    • http://freethoughtblogs.com/camelswithhammers Daniel Fincke

      There are mostly kazoo versions of Nintendo theme songs on YouTube!