|Posted by Anna H. on March 12, 2016 at 6:20 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? We have only 5 more days until Saint Patrick's Day! This is going to be a more quirky Song Saturday. Honestly, I must say, that I have NEVER heard of The Irish Rovers or their song, "The Unicorn," in all my years of living.
While searching for Irish and Saint Patrick's Day themed songs 2 weeks ago, I stumbled upon The Irish Rovers and their song, "The Unicorn." "Very interesting" is all I will say.
The Irish Rovers happens to be an Irish Folk band originally from Northern Ireland. The band relocated to Toronto, Canada, during the early 1960's and were offered their very own CBC-produced TV show called, The Irish Rovers Show in 1971.
The Irish Rovers Show won an ACTRA Award for Best Variety Performance. The series also ran for 7 years.
In regards to The Irish Rovers' music, I just learned that they are the band behind the song, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer." I had absolutely KNOW idea, that The Irish Rovers wrote that song. Over these last 23 Novembers and Decembers, I have listened to it on the radio stations. You learn something new everyday!
The Irish Rovers evolved in their sound, throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s. During the early 1980's, The band's music evolved into more of Country Rock Music and renamed themselves, "The Rovers." It wasn't until the late '80s, that they reverted back to The Irish Rovers branding.
More than 5 decades later, The Irish Rovers continue to release albums. Last year, the band released another album titled, Songs For The Wee Folk. I have yet to listen to any other songs by The Irish Rovers. Then again, I probably already have over the years but didn't realize it.
Only judging by the songs, "Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer" and "The Unicorn," The Irish Rovers seems to be a satirical, if not a quirky Irish Country Folk band. For today's Song Saturday, I chose "The Unicorn" because this site is called, It's Not All Gumdrops & Unicorns. That's along with The Irish Rovers being an Irish band.
Sounds convenient, don't you think? This song is known as both "The Unicorn Song" and "The Unicorn." It appears that most people know it as "The Unicorn Song" because the song is from The Irish Rovers' album, The Unicorn.
It would NOT surprise me if people's reactions will be, "What the hell is this shit?!" "Is Anna high or something?" "What's wrong with her? Is she feeling alright?" "Anna must have lost her mind."
Not to worry my gumdrops, I am perfectly fine. Like I said earlier, I happened to stumble upon this song by The Irish Rovers and decided to share it for quirky and satirical purposes only 5 days before Saint Patrick's Day.
Next Song Saturay, I will have something different to share with you all. There hasn't been anything, that I have decided on yet for next weekend. However, there should be something.
How have you been enjoying these last few blogs? If there is enough time in my schedule these next 5 days, I will try publishing at least another blog for Saint Patrick's Day after Cartoon Sunday.
Anyway, with that being said, here are The Irish Rovers with "The Unicorn Song" for today's Song Saturday.
The Irish Rovers "The Unicorn Song" The Unicorn (1967)
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