I just heard the new ed sheeran song in the car and it really deserves it's own thread


#81

I’ve not heard Ed’s Galway Girl yet. Can anyone confirm whether he’s written his own song called Galway Girl, or whether he’s butchered this standard?


#82

I just put myself through it again. He does a little accent thing on the word Irish I think? shakes head


#83

just to be sure?


#84

This stuff is really dangerous. Early 2000s folkified pop music like the Corrs and all that riverdance nonsense led me to thinking that irish folk music was waz, when it, is in fact, top. It could happen again!


#85

he’s written a new one which is much worse than even a cover would have been


#86

Not sure if question or setup.

Maybe both…


#87

the answer was in fact c) shit irish joke


#88

It’s like a parody isn’t it? Proper “Dere’s more to Ireland…DAN DIS” territory.


#89

Exactly. Video just needs a little cartoon leprechaun.


#90

[details= ]
She played the fiddle in an Irish band
But she fell in love with an English man
Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
Said, “Baby, I just want to dance”

I met her on Grafton street right outside of the bar
She shared a cigarette with me while her brother played the guitar
She asked me what does it mean the Gaelic ink on your arm?
Said it was one of my friend’s songs do you want to drink on?

She took Jamie as a chaser, Jack for the fun
She got Arthur on the table, with Johnny riding as shot gun
Chatted some more, one more drink at the bar
Then put Van on the jukebox, got up to dance, you know

She played the fiddle in an Irish band
But she fell in love with an English man
Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
Said, “Baby, I just want to dance”

With my pretty little Galway Girl
You’re my pretty little Galway Girl

You know she beat me at darts and then she beat me at pool
And then she kissed me like there was nobody else in the room
As last orders were called, was when she stood on the stool
After dancing to Cèilidh, singing to trad tunes
I never heard Carrickfergus ever sung so sweet
Acapella in the bar using her feet for a beat
Oh I could have that voice playing on repeat for a week
And in this packed out room, swear she was singing to me, you know

She played the fiddle in an Irish band
But she fell in love with an English man
Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
Said, “Baby, I just want to dance”

My pretty little Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl

Now we’ve outstayed our welcome and it’s closing time
I was holding her hand, her hand was holding mine
Our coats both smell of smoke, whisky and wine
As we fill up our lungs with the cold air of the night

I walked her home then she took me inside
Finish some Doritos and another bottle of wine
I swear I’m going to put you in a song that I write
About a Galway girl and a perfect night

She played the fiddle in an Irish band
But she fell in love with an English man
Kissed her on the neck and then I took her by the hand
Said, “Baby, I just want to dance”

My pretty little Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl
My my my my my my my Galway girl [/details]


#91

someone pointed out in a youtube comment that there aren’t any bars on Grafton Street.

also kinda funny he couldn’t even be bothered to set the song in Galway


#92

I’m going to open one called The Ginger Fucknugget


#93

I’ve never knowingly heard an Ed Sheeran song in my life.

It’s just one of those things you know is absolute trite, without even needing to experience it.


#94

i’d genuinely like to know how you managed this. it’s much too late for me, but hopefully you can pass on your knowledge to the next generation.


#95

What do you hate about the mastering of it?


#96

I heard Shape Of You for the first time yesterday - stupidly I subjected myself to it cos I kept hearing people talking about Ed Sheeran ‘doing afrobeat’. fucking hell I hate the cunt.


#97

My mum has specifically requested his new album for her Mother’s Day gift :tired_face:


#98

Get her the new Sun Kil Moon instead


#99

But put it in the Ed Sheeran packaging


#100

Who was it on the old boards who worked at HMV and persuaded a customer to buy his daughter trout mask replica for her 12th birthday, that was a good story