“Love is like a crown of thorns, wrapped around my heart.” Jamie’s SongNotes blog discusses a 19th c translation of an ancient Irish poem by “Anonymous,” and a 2015 recording of songwriter Michael Smith’s refashioned version as a catchy folksong. Audio file is included.

Purchase the Cd, listen to tracks online http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/jamieoreilly5   Credits for Musical Selections The Fairy Tree Music by Vincent O’Brien Words by Temple Lane Kitty of Coleraine Poem: Edward Lysaght (1763-1810) Music credited to Samuel Lover, Arrangement by N. Clifford Page James Joyce quotes in his novel Finnegan’s Wake The Butcher Boy Traditional Irish, a […]