In the meantime – with the Loose Bloggers Consortium theme set as simplicity – this song sprang to mind. Derry man Phil Coulter wrote it about his experiences with his son with Down’s Syndrome. Luke Kelly from the Dubliners felt it was a song suitable only for special occasions and not every performance.
That was back in the days when you could arrive late to the performance with a pint, a fag and a flute. Or if you’d prefer, you can have Sinead O’Connor’s version.
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And the answer to that question? It was Phil Coulter. (He’s written everything once you start to tot it up.) The song was My Boy – previously a hit for Richard “not just
a drinker an actor” Harris. But here’s the King…