I wrote The Turf o' Tullamore a few years ago, but I recently revisited it to correct ONE, small grammatical error. And I ended up rewriting the whole darn thing. The best-laid schemes o' mice, an' men, an' songwriters, I guess.
According to family legend, my Great-Great Grandfather George Convy brought a piece of Irish sod when he emigrated to the US. Now and again, he'd pour himself some Irish whiskey, get drunk and have a good cry over The Turf o' Tullamore. This tune is a tribute to my roots in the Old Country -- roots I appreciate even more, the deeper I delve into Irish history.
Happy St. Patrick's Day - Sláinte!