Monday, May 28, 2012

Willie McBride

I find it hard to watch this video, as the singer emotes so intensely that it's kind of overwhelming. I sometimes play it in the background, though, as her vocals are wonderfully expressive, and "Green Fields of France" / "No Man's Land" / "Willie McBride" is an awesome song.  The "again and again and again and again" of the last verse always makes me shiver.  And World War I is an awesome historical background for an antiwar song.

Anyway, I hope you had a memorable Memorial Day!  And not in any way involving brutal trench warfare.
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