Yesterday Big Brother was telling me about this great song he heard by one of his favorite bands. He said it was different from their usual sound, with only a few instruments as accompaniment, and a song about World War I and a cemetery.
I immediately knew he was talking about the song my dad always called “Willy MacBride” — the real title is “The Green Fields of France.” I don’t remember who sang the one Dad always listened to, but the Dropkick Murphys have really nailed this one. And the video is an incredible tribute.
Big Brother was suprised to hear that this wasn’t a new song. I’d ask him to download this for my mp3 player, but I can’t listen without crying, so maybe it’s better that I don’t.