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Five Feet High and Rising.

Sunshine amounts have been below average for most areas over the past number of weeks, while rainfall amounts have been well above average across the country.
Currently, even all well drained and moderately drained soils are saturated, while all poorly drained soils are currently waterlogged.

The remainder of today (April 13th 2024) will remain dry, with rain sadly returning tomorrow afternoon and in the early part of Monday. However, from Tuesday and for the rest of next week, weather conditions will greatly improve, with no umbrellas or rain coats required.

So do cheer up, oh! and by the way, the swallows have been spotted in Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Five Feet High and Rising.

Lyrics: Johnny Cash.
Vocals: The late American country singer-songwriter Johnny Cash (1932 – 2003).

How high’s the water, Mama?
Two feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Papa?
She said it’s two feet high and risin’,
We can make it to the road in a homemade boat,
That’s the only thing we got left that’ll float,
It’s already over all the wheat and the oats,
Two feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Mama?
Three feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Papa?
She said it’s three feet high and risin’.
Well, the hives are gone,
I’ve lost my bees,
The chickens are sleepin’, in the willow trees,
Cow’s in water up past her knees
Three feet high and risin’
How high’s the water, Mama?
Four feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Papa?
She said it’s four feet high and risin’.
Hey, come look through the window pane,
The bus is comin’, gonna take us to the train,
Looks like we’ll be blessed with a little more rain,
Four feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Mama?
Five feet high and risin’.
How high’s the water, Papa?
She said it’s five feet high and risin’.
Well, the rails are washed out north of town,
We gotta head for higher ground,
We can’t come back till the water goes down,
Five feet high and risin’.
Well, it’s five feet high and risin’
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END.

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When Did I Get Old?

When Did I Get Old?

“Material wealth has no real value. What really matters is the time we spend with those we love; for such is the cycle of life, for each individual, on this troubled planet.”

When Did I Get Old?

Lyrics: Derrick Clinton Dove.
Vocals: American blues group, ‘Derrick Dove and the Peacekeepers’.

When did I get old, when did everything change?
I don’t recognise this world,
I don’t remember this pain.
Did time speed up or did I slow down?
When did I get old, it’s all behind me now.
I used to fly so high and not fear a thing.
I was ten foot tall everybody knew my name,
But the world keeps turning statues begin to fall,
And now I’m just a man that used to have it all.
So when did I get old when did everything change?
I don’t recognise this world,
I don’t remember this pain.
Did time speed up or did I slow down,
So when did I get old it’s all behind me now?
Well, there ain’t much left of the man I was.
I’m just a rusty outline covered in dust,
But it happens to the best, the best of us all,
Another one rises while another one falls.
When did I get old when did everything change?
I don’t recognise this world,
I don’t remember this pain.
Did time speed up or did I slow down?
When did I get old it’s all behind me now.
When did I get old it’s almost over now.


END

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No Stranger To The Rain.

Its raining non stop here in Thurles, Co. Tipperary today, so for those of you with a roof over your head, we bring you a ballad from the voice of Sean Keane.

Sean Keane, by the way, will be appearing here in Co. Tipperary this month, on Tuesday, April 30th at Cahir House Hotel with John Glenn, Pat McKenna, PJ Murrihy, Aishling Rafferty, Martin Cuffe and Effie Neill; backed by John Dolan and the ‘Off the Kuff’ band.
Doors for this Tipp Mid West Radio Concert will open at 7:00pm, with the concert beginning sharp at 8:00pm.

Tickets are available for pre-sale now, priced €25. Same can be purchased over the phone; Tel: 062 52 555.
From next week tickets are available from Tipp Mid West Radio Station on St Michael’s Street in Tipperary Town; Danny Ryan’s Music Shop in Tipperary Town and at Noel Fahy’s Footwear Shop in Cashel.

No Stranger To The Rain.

Lyrics: American singer and songwriter Sonny Curtis.
Vocals: Irish Co. Galway singer and musician Sean Keane.

No Stranger To The Rain.

I’m no stranger to the rain,
I’m a friend of thunder,
Friend, is it any wonder lightning strikes me?
I’ve fought with the devil,
Got down on his level,
But never gave in, so he gave up on me.
I’m no stranger to the rain,
I can spot bad weather,
And I’m good at finding shelter in a downpour.
I’ve been sacrificed by brothers,
Crucified by lovers,
Through it all, I withstood the pain.
I’m no stranger to the rain.
When I get that foggy feeling,
The one I’m feeling now,
If I don’t keep my head, I may drown,
It’s hard to keep believing,
I’ll even come out even,
While the rain beats a hole in the ground,
And tonight, it’s really coming down.
I’m no stranger to the rain,
There’ll always be tomorrow,
And I’ll beg, steal, or borrow a little sunshine.
I’ll put this cloud behind me,
That’s how the man designed me,
To ride the wind and dance in a hurricane,
I’m no stranger to the rain.
I’m no stranger to the rain,
I’m a friend of thunder,
Friend, is it any wonder lightning strikes me?
I’ll put this cloud behind me,
That’s how the man designed me,
To ride the wind and dance in a hurricane.
I’m no stranger to the rain.
I’m no stranger to the rain.

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Sunday’s Coming.

Sunday’s Coming.

The Easter associated song hereunder, ‘Sunday’s Coming, is a rousing anthem that resonates with the many people around the world, facing everyday challenges. The lyrics, ‘Keep on holding on’, encourages Christians, in particular,to persist in their beliefs and to never lose that feeling of expectation for a more favourable future outcome.

Lyrics: Ethan Hulse, Nick Schwarz, Zach Williams
Vocals: American Christian rock artist Zachary Stephen Williams (Zach Williams).

Sunday’s Coming.

When your week feels like a beat down,
And you can’t tell the night from day,
And you’re tired of fighting battles,
When all you feel is pain, oh, it’s a heavy weight.
There’s hope on the horizon,
The cross was not the end,
Let joy come in the morning,
And, child, lift your head, don’t you give up yet.

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave.
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,

So let your soul start singing,
And dry those tear-stained eyes,
There’s a new life and you can breathe in,
You’re gonna see the light on the other side.

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave.
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,

(Oh oh), Sunday’s coming,
(Oh oh), Sunday’s coming,

For the mama’s praying for the family,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
For the daddy’s struggling to make ends meet,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
And if addiction’s bringing you,to your knees,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)
Oh, if anybody here wants to be set free,
(Your Sunday’s coming,)

Keep on holding on, there’s gonna be a breakthrough,
Keep on holding on, don’t stay buried in that grave,
If He can roll the stone, He can send the darkness running,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming,
It might feel like Friday, but your Sunday’s coming.

END

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A Song For A Sunday.

The Old Rugged Cross.

Easter is the principal festival of the Christian church. The festival celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day following his Crucifixion and death on a cross.
Possibly the word ‘Easter’ itself, which Christians will celebrate next week, is derived from the name ‘Eostre’, or ‘Eostrae’, latter the Anglo-Saxon goddess of Spring and Fertility.

Used In Previous Media Coverage:

This popular hymn, featured hereunder, has been used in (A) On A Pale Horse, played as the last request of a dying man; (B) in Series 3, Episode 3 (Gridlock) of Doctor Who, broadcast to citizens of New New York as they traverse the motorway; (C) in Series 4, Episode 5 of Hetty Wainthropp Investigates, sung by Hetty (played by Patricia Routledge) and a local male voice choir; (D) in the 2019 film Just Mercy, plays in the background as Herbert Richardson is executed, and also (E) in the 2021 Showtime miniseries Dexter: New Blood episode “The Family Business”.

Lyrics: The Methodist hymn was written in 1912 by American evangelist and song-leader George Bennard (1873–1958).
Vocals: American singer-songwriter Alan Jackson (Alan Eugene Jackson)

The Old Rugged Cross.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame,
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best,
For a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, (rugged cross),
Till my trophies at last I lay down.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.
To that old rugged cross I will ever be true,
It’s shame and reproach gladly bear,
Then he’ll call me some day to my home far away,
Where his glory forever I’ll share.
And I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, (rugged cross).
Till my trophies at last I lay down,
And I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.
I will cling to the old rugged cross,
And exchange it some day for a crown.


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