Spend Your St. Patrick’s Day with Cladrite Radio!
Top o’ the morning and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! You’ll want to stay tuned to Cladrite Radio all day long, as we’ll be featuring classic recordings of Irish-themed songs, along with our usual toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, well into the wee hours tonight.
Éirinn go Brách!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day from this grand Irish gal and all your pals at Cladrite Radio! We’re mixing in a few Irish favorites today with our usual collection of toe-tapping tunes of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s, so if you’re not already listening, tune in right away!
The wearing of the green, 1930s style
To wish one and all a happy St. Patrick’s Day, we thought we’d share this 1936 newsreel, which features coverage of that year’s parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue. It appears to have been a more sedate affair in those days, which makes us yearn all the more for a time machine so that we could experience this event as it once was. The contemporary version, a sordid pageant of bad hats and overindulgence, leaves us a bit cold, we must admit.
And be sure to click the Listen Now link on the upper left today — we’ve added some familiar Irish tunes, recorded by the likes of Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, and Count O’Basie, for today only.
You think that money is everything
And yet it’s anybody’s spring.
Go make a fortune, become a king
And still it’s anybody’s spring.
And if you flash a bank roll
Do you suppose the brook would care?
Or that a rose would say
“There goes a millionaire!”
It’s more than diamonds around a ring
Because it’s anybody’s spring.
You may be born with the silver spoon
And yet it’s anybody’s moon
You couldn’t buy a ticket
To hear the first robin sing
It’s free because
It’s anybody’s spring.
Music by James Van Heusen, lyrics by Johnny Burke, 1944