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wonders never cease Thursday, March 17, 2011

WEDNESDAY, March 16th, 2011 a wee bit o' dilemma!

st-patricks-dayYou know we love to honor folks "born on this day ..." But. We also love to celebrate Irish songs, which are really only paid their due once a year. So: this week's is a big love note to the patron saint of the emerald isle AND to some lucky folks born on the eve o' St. Patrick's Day:

1. Whiskey in the Jar - Jerry Garcia
Typical of Jerry's solo work, this Irish classic is beautifully interpreted by the late Grateful Dead frontman.

2. Irish Girls are Pretty - The Proclaimers
Scottish twins croon their homage to girls from across the sea.

3. Mr. Bojangles - Jerry Jeff Walker
As the first of this week's birthday honorees, this Texas troubadour plays his most famous song.

4. Almost Irish - Ceann
These Pennsylvania pranksters spell out the typical American's St Patrick's Day paradox.

5. Finnegan's Wake - Johnny Logan and Friends
All St Patrick's Day celebrations should feature this classic song.

6. Bring That Beat Back - Public Enemy
William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., better known as Flavor Flav, was born on March 16th, 1959. He makes a brief reappearance at the back end of this playlist to give his opinion about the recent daylight savings.

7. The Wild Rover - The Pogues
Another St Pat's classic from a band that should be on any St Pat's playlist.

8. The Nightmare Before St. Patrick's Day
Awesome spoof from the folks at

9. In Spite of Ourselves - John Prine and Patty Griffin
Ttwo of our all time favorite singer songwriters team up when birthday girl Patty Griffin and playlist favorite John Prine team up on this coarse but sweet Prine duet.

10. God Save Ireland - The Wolfe Tones
Nothing to say here, just keep moving along.

11. Beer! Beer! Beer! - JibJab
JibJab, multiple dancing Charlie Sheens, beer, St Patrick's Day. What more could you ask for?

12. Danny Boy - The Muppet Show
Because, when possible, we always end our playlist with a bit from The Muppet Show.

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