Thursday, March 17, 2016

"If Ever Ye Catch a Leprechaun"

Happy St. Patrick's Day ... and I share with you my oldest son singing (five years ago - he was in high school) an Irish-American Celtic punk song "Laura" by Flogging Molly and a short poem.   The lyrics to the song are below my poem.





If Ever Ye Catch a Leprechaun"

Of kind and honest heart
I hope ye be
as greed and foolishness
they hate to see.

Solitary tinkers, mischievous smiles,
these fairy folk spy man's plight,
persuade unwary
toward wishes unwise.

If ever ye catch a Leprechaun,
beware of little men
clad in coats of green
who feed upon selfishness and pride.

and yet,

be ye of pure and noble vein,
a reward, indeed!
for this sprite's rare "good deed"
bestows three-fold

life's real prize:  Faith, Hope, and Love.

by Margaret Bednar, March 16, 2016


Laura

Feel the words from my lips
To your harsh finger tips
Then you know where I come from
Cause I know, yes I know
Cause I lost everything I had
See, I could have danced on the sun
But my world came undone

Laura!!!!!!

There's no need for tears
Cause there's no need to cry
The love that you leave
Will never be denied
This pain in my head escaped from my heart
No woman alive can touch who you were
So bye bye, Laura
Cause no one could take your place
Bye bye Laura
Your beauty will never fade
The seed that you've sewn
Will reach for the sky
This love that you leave
Will never be denied
And after this song, her spirit lives on
Though you're not around you'll never be gone

So bye bye Laura
Cause no one can take your place
Bye bye Laura
Your beauty will never fade
Well I... I could have danced on the sun
But the world came undone
Laura
Yeah I... I could have danced on the sun
But my world came undone
So Bye Bye Laura
Bye Bye Laura

So bye bye, Laura
Bye bye Laura
This pain in my head escaped from my heart
No woman alive could touch who you were
So bye bye Laura
Cause no one could take your place
Bye bye Laura
Your beauty will never fade
So bye bye Laura
Cause no one can take your place
Bye bye Laura
Your beauty will never fade
FADE!

3 comments:

kaykuala said...

A very catchy and fast tune. That is very nicely done Marge! 5 years since should have brought some dividends by now!

Hank

Outlawyer said...

Those are life's prizes indeed. Your son so handsome and all kids talented. Hope you had a good break! K .

Rommy said...

What a cool poem for St. Patrick's Day! Your son did a great job with his artistic expression as well.