Lennon or McCartney Ireland song poll

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  1. pdenny

    pdenny 18-Year SHTV Participation Trophy Recipient

    Hawthorne CA
    Sure, however the OP specifically asked that we only consider the songs themselves. But given that Yoko seems to be more divisive than Trump I guess it's just a given people won't be able to resist the potshots.
  2. Brian Kelly

    Brian Kelly 1964-73 rock's best decade

    Luck Of The Irish is better melodically.
    Give Ireland Back To The Irish has more appropriate topical lyrics.

    Somewhat ironic in that conventional wisdom would have that reversed.

    I prefer Luck Of The Irish, but neither is much better than average.
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  3. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

    Alexandria VA
    Going Wings. "Give..." has pretty lousy lyrics, but it kinda rocks!
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  4. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

    The Yoko-sung part of ‘Luck Of The Irish’ is complete song ruining crap, and it’s nothing to do with Yoko’s vocals. Scott Walker could have sung that part and it would still be terrible. ‘Here’s a really brutally direct searingly real pull no punches folk song about the oppression of a people - RECORD SCRATCH - Oh hey fiddle diddle, a four leaf clover and a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow to be sure me old leprechaun’ is the entire point-undermining mood shift it amounts to.
  5. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

    New Mexico
    This is not a problem in this case though as that is exactly as it should be any time he's up against Lennon.
  6. Galaga King

    Galaga King "Drive where the cops ain't"

  7. adm62

    adm62 Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Rational? Have you listened to the lyrics? "Genocide"
  8. Trader Joe

    Trader Joe Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Paul McCartney - Give Ireland Back To The Irish - by a country mile.
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  9. Wordnat2

    Wordnat2 Square as hay, dull as cattle.

    Of course I’ve listened to the lyrics to John’s song. Unfortunately, I’ve also listened to the lyrics of Paul’s. John’s song is the better of the two, by any measure. And I’ll take an irrational word choice over a childish one every time.
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  10. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Another bloody Yank down under...

    Not a big fan of either, but I voted for Lennon on a less-awful basis. Yoko's terrible vocals notwithstanding, I will give him credit for at least trying, however clumsily, to address both sides of the conflict.
  11. Byrdman77

    Byrdman77 Forum Resident

    Leigh On Sea, UK
    Would have made an awesome double A side if The Beatles had stayed together in the 70's!
  12. MechanicalAnimal6

    MechanicalAnimal6 Forum Resident

    United States
    McCartney by a million miles....
  13. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Next poll:

    The best Sunday Bloody Sunday.

    Lennon's or U2's?
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