Full disclaimer: I didn’t have time to conjure the annual St. Patty’s Day SG Music List, so I’m falling back on my favorite–the one I posted back in 2007. Here it is, in all its cut-and-pasted glory. If you didn’t heed the advice then, please do so now. And your own suggestions go in the comments. Now make like Uncle O’Grimacey and put on yer green.

Each year ’round this time for as long as we’ve been doing this silly-ass blog, I’ve posted a St. Patty’s Day playlist. I’m always down for some Irish music, whether it’s The Cheftains or The Tossers. So feel free to add your own picks into the mix or taunt my taste in music. Either way, as Matsuzaka’s getting fitted for his green Sox shirt, I’ll be at the bar. An bhfuil tu ar meisce fos?

“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – Dropkick Murphys
“If I Should Fall from Grace with God” – The Pogues
“Bad Liver and a Broken Heart” – Tom Waits [Okay, so Tommy Boy’s not the first thing that pops into your head when you think of paddy tunes. But the guy’s probably written more songs about the demon liquor than Shane MacGowan, and this one’s the best of the lot. Also, quite a fitting soundtrack for St. Patrick’s Day festivities.]
“N17″ – The Saw Doctors
“Goin’ to my Hometown” – Rory Gallagher
“The Sweetest Thing” – U2
“Funky Cieli” – Black 47
“Boston Rose” – Wolfe Tones
“Cocktail Blue” – The Mahones
“It’ll be Easier in the Morning” – The Waterboys
“Whiskey You’re the Devil” – The Clancy Brothers
“Take Down the Union Jack” — Billy Bragg
“Seven Drunken Nights” – The Dubliners
“Fields of Athenry” – Three Irish Tenors [We played this as the processional tune before my Dad’s funeral last summer. One of his favorites, and one of mine as well.]
“Teenage Kicks” – The Undertones
“Star of the County Down” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains
“Chelsea Girls” – The Tossers
“Walk On” – U2
“Did She Mention My Name” – The Irish Rovers
“The Bank Of Ireland/The Dairy Maid” – Tommy Peoples
“A Jug of Punch” – Tommy Makem & the Clancy Brothers
“Alternative Ulster” – Stiff Little Fingers
“The Bunch Of Keys/The Girl That Broke My Heart” – Kevin Burke
“Give It Up” – Hothouse Flowers
“The Irish Rover” – The Dubliners w/ The Pogues
“Danny Boy” – Bing Crosby [Alright, yeah, everyone’s done this song — christ, I think even Steve Brady recorded it a few years back. But Der Bingle’s version always messes me up inside. And you know how I enjoy a good messin’ up.]
“Women of Ireland” – Wolfe Tones
“She Moved Through The Fair” – Van Morrison & The Chieftains
“Hallelujah Here She Comes” – U2
“There’s No Rainouts in Baseball” – Whiskey on a Sunday
“The Worst Day Since Yesterday” – Flogging Molly
“Galway Bay” – Daniel O’Donnell
“Foggy Dew” – The Clancy Brothers
“Shamrock Shore” – The Irish Rovers
“Every Day’s St. Patrick’s Day” – Neck
“The Rocky Road to Dublin” – Dropkick Murphys
“Breathless” – The Corrs [just kidding.]
“Irish Blood, English Heart” – Morrissey
“New York Girls” – Icewagon Flu
“A Rainy Night In Soho” – Shane MacGowan
“Everlasting Love” – U2
“Maria’s Wedding” – Black 47
“That’s What She Said Last Night” – The Saw Doctors
“Has Anybody Seen Hank?” – The Waterboys
“The Wind that Shakes the Barley” – The Chieftains
“Like Clockwork” – Boomtown Rats