Art Lives On – Episode 3 – “I Had an Old Shillelagh”

I’m back to present the 3rd installment of his collection of original music, Art Lives On!

In February 2014, I set out to write an Irish song, in 12/8 rhythm, in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day.
The first challenge was mastering the spelling of “Shillelagh.” Thanks to my daughter for the cellphone footage of the jumping jacks. The lyrics are fanciful and portray a fictional character created for the song. The reference to Old Bailey required a bit of poetic license.

“The Old Bailey, also known as Justice Hall, the Sessions House, and the Central Criminal Court, was named after the street in which it was located, just off Newgate Street and next to Newgate Prison, in the western part of the City of London.”
(Source: https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/static/The-old-bailey.jsp)

 

Song: “I Had an Old Shillelagh”, Lyrics and Music Copyright February 01, 2014 by David M. Waldman, All Rights Reserved.

Video: “I Had an Old Shillelagh”, Video Copyright February 13, 2014 by David M. Waldman, All Rights Reserved

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David Waldman

David Waldman is a film writer, cinematographer, director, producer, actor, editor and composer. In addition, he is an unsigned singer/songwriter/arranger/performer with numerous original songs filed with US Copyright Office. He was born in New York City, NY. Musical Education: Waldman studied piano with Leopold Mittman at the Long Island Institute of Music in New York City, NY. He writes, arranges and records, and performs as a vocalist, keyboard player and upright bass player. He enjoys professional musical challenges and making music business contacts. Waldman enjoys writing both serious and comedic music.

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