5-Minute Dance Party | Danny Boy (Surprise Version!)


…and I’ve been keeping this clip under my hat for months.


21 thoughts on “5-Minute Dance Party | Danny Boy (Surprise Version!)”

  1. Stopped by after Year-Struck pointed me your way. Don’t think my last comment stuck (I need a cup of coffee). In any event, I like what I see . Who knew? Blue birds do fly. Nicely done. I’ll be looking forward to reading you from now on.

    1. Oh! I think your comment turned “Anonymous” on you! (I could use more coffee this morning, myself!) Thanks again!

      I do shoot for the skies! Some days I trip over my own feet, but I do aim higher! I’m so thrilled to hear you’ll be coming back soon! There’s something new here every day! (And I talk about/link Year-Struck as much as I can get away with!)

  2. I’ve visited you via Year-struck…how fun is that? I’ve enjoyed your poetry this morning…and wandered around your pages. Thanks for sharing your words!

    1. Oh, thank you so much for the compliment about my words! I am so glad you had a chance to stop by and take a look around. I adore Year-Struck! Boy, I am thrilled that she was able to guest-post on my page. (It’s such an honor!)

      And it is truly a pleasure to meet you!

    1. Happy St. Pat’s to you! YAY to silliness!

      As a former low-grade champion Irish dancer, I am happy to say that THIS SONG redeems years of performing for almost 17 hours straight every St. Patrick’s Day!

      This St. Pats? I’m wearing black and getting ready for an old movie marathon! I may drink some ginger ale and go to bed at 8 p.m. (Very excited about this, if you can’t tell!)

    1. Did you know that this clip is from the NEW Muppet Show? I couldn’t believe that Disney made some shorts that had the feel of the original! (I miss The Muppet Show too! I’m hoping the recent movie will bring back a full TV series!)

      Tá áthas orm that you enjoyed this one! (“I am happy”… had to go look up my Irish verbs for a second!)

      Boy, oh boy, I am super thrilled this made you laugh out loud. It does the same to me.

  3. They looked pretty smashed. Reminds me of a comment Jesse Ventura mads on Letterman that got him into trouble. He described Saint Paul, MN, know for its convoluted street system, as city designed by a bunch of drunken Irrishmen. Actually most of the Irish folk in town thought it was funny. Others found it offensive. The Muppets, on the other hand, this is just plain hilarious. Put a Scottish tam (I’m a Scot) or a cowboy hat on their heads and it would be equally funny, except that we all kknow that St. Pattrick’s day is the day for parades and drinking….and sobbing…about “O Danny boy.”

    1. It is obligatory that if someone sings “Danny Boy” you have to cry at the end. It’s like “Waltzing Matilda” for Australians. (That’s another one I’ve heard every version of ever, I swan!) Is there a Scottish equivalent? I should know this off the top of my head!

      The part that kills me every time I watch this clip is Animal— he doesn’t know the words to the song. I don’t know the words to this song. (Boy, do I hate “Danny Boy.”)

      I know I’ve mentioned this eight billion times since yesterday, but I was a low-grade championship Irish dancer. I danced and competed and student-taught for 17 years. St. Patrick’s Day used to be the day I performed from 7 a.m. until 2 or 3 a.m. the next morning all over the county for increasingly-schwacked “honorary Irish” people.

      You’ve never lived until some person has dumped a smelly green beer on your $2000 competition costume. Whooooo!

      Last night before I went to bed, I watched a string of clips from old “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?” where they were improvising to fake-Irish drinking song music.

      Here’s a compilation from Season 3 of all the improvised Irish Drinking Songs! (A few are risque in a prime-time television late 1990s way, not bad, but silly adult-ish sort of humor.)

    2. Oh, my! I used to love Whose Line is it Anyway? These guys are soooooo funny, so quick on their feet. Sorry for the green beer stains, but it sounds like it was fun (maybe?) except for the long hours. that part sounds like torture. I have two left feet and they’re both on the right side. I’m not sure about the Scottish equivalent. I spent a three month sabbatical in St. Andrews and loved it. Loved the west coast and the isles of Mull, Iona, and Skye even more. Actually knelt down and kissed the ground when I reached the Isle of Iona. NEVER could fathon why anyone would do such a silly thing before that moment. I was home. I, too. found myself identifying with Animal in Danny Boy. I’m not one for remembering the lyrics. He’s a hoot.

    3. I thought I would respond to these in order as I’m feeling very organized right now. (The feeling will pass soon, I’m sure.)

      RE: WHOSE LINE I loved it too! I saw the British version first in my early teens? Then the American version aired much later. Both have releases of compilations, but not full seasons yet. (I checked.) (Again.)

      RE: DANCING AND PERFORMING I liked performing very much, and I performed a great deal as a soloist with visiting bands and whatnot. I just tired of really drunk St. Pat’s people in green t-shirts after many years. Those friends of mine who still dance or teach or choreograph now? St. Patrick’s Day (and the days leading up to it) are their bread-and-butter for exposure, for new students, and for performance experiences for current new students.

      RE: SCOTLAND Gosh, I cannot imagine what that must have felt like— to feel home, for the first time. Have you written about this experience? If so, I’d love to read it.

      RE: SAD NATIONAL SONG OF SCOTLAND I figured out what the Scottish equivalent is, but it’s not Scottish— it’s British. Amazing Grace on bagpipes. That’s the one that makes people cry on cue.

      RE: ANIMAL I find more and more that I identify with Animal. He’s totally pure id. And so silly!

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