Eoin Butler: writer, journalist and Mayoman of the Year

Tripping Along The Ledge



There aren’t too many songs that make me cry every time I hear them. Of course, then again, there aren’t many songs I only listen to when I’m paralytic drunk…

June 22nd, 2009.

3 Responses to “THE BROAD MAJESTIC SHANNON (1988)”

  1. Eoin Says:

    Incidentally, my friend Conal posted on here before about misheard lyrics. First time I heard this song as a kid, I thought it said “Where we once watched the robots landing / on the broad majestic Shannon…”

    It’s actually “row boats…”

    Though I still prefer robots.

  2. Darragh Says:

    yeah and since when did row boats ‘land’ anyway? robots is deffo the more realistic option for a kid.

    My favourite weepy Pogues song is a pair of brown eyes.

  3. Eoin Says:

    Oh no Darragh, in the west at least, everything lands – cars, bicycles, uncles etc.

    c.f. “Would you put the kettle on for God’s sake. And your poor auld uncle only after landing in from the field…”

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