“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue. It is through disobedience and rebellion that progress has been made.” (Oscar Wilde, Irish genius born in Dublin, died in Paris)
The intelligent people from Ireland (the summer residence of the French statesman Charles de Gaulle, who loved this rebellious country) have saved the European idea of freedom and democracy on June 12, 2008, by rejecting the undemocratic Lisbon Treaty.
We have all so much to thank. for example with the unofficial anthem of old Ireland, Danny Boy.
Jimmie Rodgers & Johnnie Cash performing Danny Boy
The fantastic performance of Eva Cassidy
Just for fun: the incredible Muppet Show version
Lyrics written by the English lawyer, song-writer, and Oxford alumni, Frederick Edward Weatherly
Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
From glen to glen and down the mountain side
The summer’s gone and all the roses dying
‘Tis you, ’tis you must go and I must bide
But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow
Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow
And I’ll be here in sunshine or in shadow
Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy I love you so
But if you come and all the roses dying
And I am dead, as dead I well may be
You’ll come and find the place where I am lying
And kneel and say an “Ave” there for me
And I shall feel, tho’ soft you tread above me
And then my grave will richer, sweeter be
For you will bend and tell me that you love me
And I shall rest in peace until you come to me.
Oh Danny boy, I love you so…