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i have a colleague who teaches a course on American Immigration history and one of the things he likes to do at the start of every class is play an immigrant song. He plays everything from Seeger to Guthrie to Diamond to Springsteen to Zeppelin to Genesis. he also plays Irish immigrant songs and a lot of American folk music.  here's his request:

"I am trying to build my immigrant song library. Which songs would you suggest I play for my class this semester?"

 

 

so, got any (non-pisstake  :knuppel2:) songs you'd like to have heard across the pond?

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Streets of New York - The Wolfe Tones

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In The City of Chicago - Christy Moore

[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG9hf_vZdic

 

Galway Bay - Dolores Keane

[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQHxsZDkrPU

 

The Wolfe Tones - Shores of America

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The Hands The Built America - U2

[flash=200,200]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_LBYQ-7KF8

 

I suppose this last one isn't technically an immigrant song but i'll include it as it's amazing:

Fields of Athenry

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They're just the ones off the top of my head. My culture is pretty much based off it  :laugh:

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I remember doing the ning-nang-nong in first school. :lol:

 

Without even watching that video - cows go bong and teapots jibber jabber joo, right?

 

:nods: :thup:

 

Nitin Sawhney - Immigrant

 

Good shout. :clap2:

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i have a colleague who teaches a course on American Immigration history and one of the things he likes to do at the start of every class is play an immigrant song. He plays everything from Seeger to Guthrie to Diamond to Springsteen to Zeppelin to Genesis. he also plays Irish immigrant songs and a lot of American folk music.  here's his request:

"I am trying to build my immigrant song library. Which songs would you suggest I play for my class this semester?"

 

 

so, got any (non-pisstake  :knuppel2:) songs you'd like to have heard across the pond?

 

You're doin wot?

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