Danny Boy by the Muppets
March 17, 2008 5:02 PM   Subscribe

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, please enjoy a haunting rendition of "Danny Boy." Previously.
posted by cerebus19 (20 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I love this rendition; all the performers have such clear, authentic voices that really add to the song.

(mentioned briefly previously here)
posted by flatluigi at 5:13 PM on March 17, 2008

That really tickled my elmo.
posted by wendell at 5:14 PM on March 17, 2008

I couldn't think of a better trio to sing it, except maybe Bob Dylan, Yoko Ono and Leonard Cohen. (And if Yoko's not available, get Wing).
posted by wendell at 5:18 PM on March 17, 2008

Thanks for reminding me to Netflix season 2.
posted by sourwookie at 5:21 PM on March 17, 2008

On St. Patrick's day couple years ago I went to a dinner party thrown by some friends of my parents. I was by far the youngest person in attendance. I was already a bit on edge, because I didn't know the hosts very well and I wasn't going to know anyone else at the gathering either. I was completely petrified when I saw that 1) these people were loaded and 2) I was the first to arrive. While I tried to compose myself and deal with the situation the host came up to me, and in his Locust Valley Lockjaw accent, he said, "You know how I knew it was Saint Patrick's day today? When I was in the subway, there was a man playing Danny Boy on a SAW!" He found the concept to funny, I nearly lost it. I heard him repeat that story at least a dozen times as people came in.
posted by piratebowling at 5:22 PM on March 17, 2008

Nothing will ever beat this one. [Miller's Crossing]
posted by Ryvar at 5:25 PM on March 17, 2008 [2 favorites]

In honor of post St. Patrick's Day hangovers, please enjoy this preachment, dear friends.

(Also mentioned briefly previously here.)
posted by homunculus at 5:25 PM on March 17, 2008

Seriously. Just choked on dinner. Thank you for that, Beaker.
posted by ColdChef at 5:26 PM on March 17, 2008

Damn, Ryvar beat me to it. Excellent use of the song in an excellent scene from a excellent movie!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:29 PM on March 17, 2008

A haunting version of Peggy Gordon.

Also, the greatest Irish singer of all time.
posted by fire&wings at 5:32 PM on March 17, 2008

Damn, Ryvar beat me to it.

Damn it, me too. One of my favorite film scenes ever.

DO NOT FUCK with Leo's twist
posted by middleclasstool at 5:42 PM on March 17, 2008

What's the rumpus?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:54 PM on March 17, 2008

That would be the "Ireland's Golden Tenor" Frank Patterson. You can find that particular rendition of Danny Boy (and an awesome rendition of "When Irish Eyes are Smiling") on this here album.
posted by lilnemo at 6:08 PM on March 17, 2008

I always thought this was the best. Apparently, so did Elvis Costello.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 6:14 PM on March 17, 2008

Am I the only one just a little bit disappointed that it wasn't Rick Astley's version?
Also I agree with Ryvar- Leo is an artist (with the Thompson)
posted by Dr. Grue at 6:15 PM on March 17, 2008

Enjoyed this so much! Thank you, cerebus19!
posted by onlyconnect at 6:34 PM on March 17, 2008

Words cannot describe how much better this version is than Johny Cash's.
posted by Hadroed at 7:03 PM on March 17, 2008

One of the best ones I saw was an impromptu version done by a US soldier during an interview in the middle of the desert. Gulf War Mark I.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 7:04 PM on March 17, 2008

Oh god. I love me some Johnny Cash, but he sure is the exact wrong person to be singing this one. The version on American IV's enough to make your ears bleed.

Now, the muppets doing it is something I can get behind...
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:08 AM on March 18, 2008

I'll see your $somebody_else, and raise you a Jackie Wilson.
posted by genghis at 8:24 AM on March 18, 2008

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