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 β€œShillelagh.” 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.

β€œThe 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