Music Monday (12)

This meme was created by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek.  All you have to do to participate is pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday.

Music Monday

I was in the mood to post little music today and thought I’d find a way to tie it back to a book I read at the start of the year, Dead in Dublin. In that story, the murder victim collapses at the base of a bronze statue of Molly Malone. The very real Molly Malone statue stands on Suffolk Street, in front of the Tourist Information Office in Dublin. The Molly Malone song is treated as an informal Dublin anthem, and tells the fictional tale of a fishmonger, who plied her trade on the streets of Dublin, before dying of fever at a very young age.

In Dead in Dublin, the protagonist hears the Molly Malone song played in mysterious videos, starring the deceased, that pop up well after she’s dead and gone. The haunting melody haunts her as she tries to piece together the mystery.

It is indeed a haunting melody, but so beautifully delivered by Sinead O’Connor.

In Dublin’s fair city, where the girls are so pretty
I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone
As she wheeled her wheelbarrow 
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!She was a fishmonger and sure it was no wonder
For so were her father and mother before
And they both wheeled their barrows 
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!A-live a-live O! A-live a-live O!
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!She died of a fever and no one could save her
And that was the end of sweet Molly Malone
Now her ghost wheels her barrow 
Through streets broad and narrow
Crying cockles and mussels alive a-live O!

What’s on your playlist today?

Have a great week everyone!

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