Insert ‘Something Irish’ Here…
I was just amusing myself by thinking of great works of Art/Literature and how I might ‘Irish’ them up a bit.
The reason for this is…
Well, I haven’t a clue really…
Anyway, here’s a few ‘Irished-Up’ classics I thought of:
Stanzas Written in Dejection near Ballintubber.
Romeo and Mary-Francis
The ‘Maureen Lisa’
The Haystack Inferno
The Cray-ture in The Rye
I was reminded of this little game while I was looking over something I wrote ages ago.
In that 'thing', two characters were arguing as to why there was no such thing as a Great Irish Opera.
One character suggested that Puccini's ‘La Boheme’ could be transcribed down to Killarney, complete with the show-stopping aria;
"Yer Tiny Hand is Feckin’ Freezin’ (so it is)".
This little game can be applied to most Artistic Endeavours:
Bob Dylan – "Lie Down, Woman, Lie Down"
Henrik Ibsen – "Peer Gynt’s Goat"
Perhaps you might try putting a few of your own local places into your favourite famous works:
Ode on a Glaswegian Urn?
Indianapolis and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull?
Try it. It’s a blast – a small one – but a blast nonetheless.
"’Get out more?"