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Eli (Eli)
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Posted on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 - 10:19 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

She didn't mean to, but she made me cry a little bit.
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She 1 = She 2? H? A? F?

"Me" = you, Eli?

Cry - because of sadness? Joy? Laughter? Fright?
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She 1 = She 2? H? A? F? Yes to all

"Me" = you, Eli? Yupp

Cry - because of sadness? This, no to rest Joy? Laughter? Fright?
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Did she say something that made you cry? Do something? Did you misinterpret something?
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Is she a friend of yours? Family? A famous person?
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Balin (Balin)
Did she say something that made you cry? No-ish. 'Say' is not the correct term. Do something? Did you misinterpret something? No to both.

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Is she a friend of yours? No (with a tiny -ish) Family? Nope A famous person? No, or at least I don't think so.
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Did she write something that made you cry? Sing something? Shout something?

Do you know her personally? Is she someone you work with? You went to school with?
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Did she write something that made you cry? Yes to this, no to all the rest. Sing something? Shout something?

Do you know her personally? Is she someone you work with? You went to school with?
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A letter? A book? A poem? Lyrics? A newspaper article? Something on the internet?
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A letter? A book? A poem? Lyrics? A newspaper article? Something on the internet? This, no to rest.
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On the LTPF? On another forum? On a social network? facebook?
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On the LTPF? This On another forum? On a social network? facebook?
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is it one of our female members then? Me? *hopes I did not make Eli cry* :-(
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is it one of our female members then? Yes Me? Nope *hopes I did not make Eli cry* :-(Noooo, Kaylee didn't make Eli cry. :-)
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was it doriana kitteh? or my tortiesibling? *hopes not them either*
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Noel? Nimue? Redwine?

Anything to do with the Fields of Athenry?
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was it doriana kitteh? or my tortiesibling? *hopes not them either* Noes, neither of de kittehs.

Balin

Noel? Nimue? Redwine? Redwine is the one that made me shed a tear or two.

Anything to do with the Fields of Athenry? Yes, very clever Balin!! Now why do you think it made me cry???
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Because the song is so beautiful?

Did the song remind you of someone? Something? Some event?
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Because the song is so beautiful? Well, it is beautiful, but that was not the reason I shed a couple of tears.

Did the song remind you of someone? Something? Yes Some event?
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Is the show "All That"?
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Wrong puzzle! Sorry!
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Is a topic in the song relevant? Prison? Australia? Sailing? Family?
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Is a topic in the song relevant? Prison? Australia? Sailing? Family? No to all. No details about the song are relevant.
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So it's not that it made you homesick?

There was a programme on TV over Christmas about the impact of this song on Ireland's sporting & cultural life , it was terrific?
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So it's not that it made you homesick? Nope, and it all depends on what you call home I suppose. I was in Ireland when I read Redwine's $poyler. If I had been in Norway, I might have felt a bit homesick for Ireland, perhaps. Both places are home these days, after more than 13 years in this wonderful country (minus its politcians, lol)

There was a programme on TV over Christmas about the impact of this song on Ireland's sporting & cultural life , it was terrific? This is not the solution. But....
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Glad to hear you say that Ireland is like home to you. We may have lost everything else but we still have a beautiful country with warm welcoming people.

Is this anything to do with the (hmm have to be careful) bastardization of this song by various football supporters in the UK e.g Liverpool fans sing "The Fields of Anfield Road" which really ticks me off? Or Celtic fans whom seem to think singing it makes them more Irish?

Or perhaps that this song has been hijacked by extreme republicans who feel it embodies Ireland's struggle against British oppression which is complete guff by the way. The song could have been written and set in any country where the poor man's minor crime is harshly punished by the ruling establishment.

Oh dear this probably counts as another rant. Sorry. It's just that I love this song so much and hate when it get's misrepresented. My father in law sings this at get togethers and there's never a dry eye in the house.
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Oh another thought. Some people insert a completely made up line into the chorus as follows "Where once we watched the small freebirds fly" insert "Oh baby let the freebirds fly" continue with "Our love was on the wing....."

This also gets on my goat.

Ok I promise I'll stop now.
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Peter: If all that gets on your goat, DON'T read the comments below the YouTube video for the song (the one Eli posted on Redwine's puzzle). I'm not Irish, but the comments annoy me, so I can probably guess how much they'd aggravate you.
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Glad to hear you say that Ireland is like home to you. We may have lost everything else but we still have a beautiful country with warm welcoming people. That's very true. You're always up for a laugh and a good story!!

Is this anything to do with the (hmm have to be careful) bastardization of this song by various football supporters in the UK e.g Liverpool fans sing "The Fields of Anfield Road" which really ticks me off? Or Celtic fans whom seem to think singing it makes them more Irish? Nope

Or perhaps that this song has been hijacked by extreme republicans who feel it embodies Ireland's struggle against British oppression which is complete guff by the way. The song could have been written and set in any country where the poor man's minor crime is harshly punished by the ruling establishment. Not this either, I'm afraid.

Oh dear this probably counts as another rant. Sorry. It's just that I love this song so much and hate when it get's misrepresented. My father in law sings this at get togethers and there's never a dry eye in the house. I love this song too. And for a very spesific reason. (hint, hint)

Oh another thought. Some people insert a completely made up line into the chorus as follows "Where once we watched the small freebirds fly" insert "Oh baby let the freebirds fly" continue with "Our love was on the wing....." This is a no again, I'm afraid.

This also gets on my goat.

Ok I promise I'll stop now. You don't have to, I too hate it when they destroy the song, as it is so beautiful.
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Is the reason you love the song so much related to a certain person? Relevant when you first heard the song?
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Is the reason you love the song so much related to a certain person? No Relevant when you first heard the song? Yes, very much so.
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Did you first hear the song as a child? An adult? On a certain occasion? A wedding? Funeral?
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Did you first hear the song as a child? An adult? This On a certain occasion? Not an official occasion I was attending, but it was very special to everyone there. And to me. A wedding? Funeral? But none of these.
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Did you hear it in a church?
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Have you actually been to Athenry? relevant?
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Did you hear it in a church? No

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Have you actually been to Athenry? No relevant? No
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Did you hear a recording of the song ? or did somebody sing it in front of you?
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Did you hear a recording of the song ? Yes, I guess you might define it as a recording or did somebody sing it in front of you? No
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Is it relevant when you first heard the song? As a child? Adult? In the 1970s? 1980s? 1990s? 2000s?
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Is it relevant when you first heard the song? Sort of As a child? Adult? This In the 1970s? 1980s? 1990s? Late 90's 2000s?
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Did you hear the song at a certain event? Was it on a holiday? At a national event?
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Did you hear the song at a certain event? Yope, for svv of 'event' Was it on a holiday? At a national event? No to both of these
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Were many other people at the "event"? Would it be better described as an occasion? Celebration? Remembrance? Something solemn?
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When you cry are they tears of sadness? joy? meloncholy? nostalgia?

Does this remind you of a sad event in your life? Would any other song cause you to cry for the same reason as this one?
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Were many other people at the "event"? No, not at the moment it took place, but indirectly, Yes Would it be better described as an occasion? Celebration? Remembrance? Something solemn? Not truly either one, but I guess a slight bit of 'rememberance' would be an accurate description.

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When you cry are they tears of sadness? joy? meloncholy? nostalgia? When I hear the song today? Mostly sadness, as I remember the first time and the reason why I cried then as well.

Does this remind you of a sad event in your life? No Would any other song cause you to cry for the same reason as this one? Oooh, tricky one. It is all related to the first time I heard the song. If a different song had been played on that occasion, that song would remind of the reasons why I cried. However, 'any song' would not have been played. It had to be a spesific type of song. And I assume that maybe that song was chosen for a reason.
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Was a certain person relevant to the "event"? A well-known person? Alive? Someone you knew?
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Was a certain person relevant to the "event"? Yes, this person was the reason for the 'event' A well-known person? No Alive? No Someone you knew? No
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Person - a relative? H? A? M?
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Person - a relative? A relative of mine? Nope H? A? M? HAT
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Human Adult Teen? o.O you didn't say male or female...
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Human Adult Teen? o.O you didn't say male or female... My brain is going in circles today, lol. Human Male, teenager.
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Did he die tragically?
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Did he die tragically? Yes, he did.
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Relevant exactly how he died tragically? The circumstances behind his death? Did you know him? Know him well? Know someone who knew him well?

Could you please recap?
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Relevant exactly how he died tragically? The circumstances behind his death? The circumstannces around his death and how he died are not that important. Just that it was a tragic accident. Did you know him? Know him well? Know someone who knew him well? No to all, I only knew about him because of this accident.

Could you please recap? No problem. Posting it shortly.
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Sorry for the delay, but work gets in the way some times, lol


Recap:
When I browsed through Redwine’s puzzle ’It’s all about plants’, and realized it was about the Irish song ’Fields of Athenry’, I couldn’t help shedding a few tears. The reason for this is related to the first time I ever heard the song.

I guess you might define it as a ‘recording’, but think wider, as it was not played on the radio or CD. What other types of recordings can you think of?

The setting was sort of in remembrance of a young person that had died in a tragic accident. The details of his death is not that relevant, he was killed in an avalanche on a school trip. But there is something else relevant about this teenager. Explore. This is the reason for why only a certain type of song could have been played at this occasion.

I guess that is also slightly relevant who performed the song. At least it adds to the story.
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Had the song been performed by the teenager? And they played his recording?
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Had the song been performed by the teenager? And they played his recording? No to both
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Was the recording in solely audio form? A video?

Was it performed by a friend of his? A relative?
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Was the recording in solely audio form? No A video? Close enough - it was on TV

Was it performed by a friend of his? A relative? No to both, but a relative was present.
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Was the memorial service televised live?
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Was the memorial service televised live? Nope
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Should we figure out the specific relative? Is that relevant?

Did you see the recording? The memorial service?
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Should we figure out the specific relative? Is that relevant? It could have been any close relative. In fact, it was the boy's father.

Did you see the recording? Yes, I saw the recording The memorial service? There might have been a memorial service shortly after the accident or in relation to the funeral, but that is not relevant here.
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Did you know the father?
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Did you know the father? No, I did not. First time I saw him was on TV in that recording.

You're almost there. What's left to determine is the relevant thing related to the dead boy, and also some plans made in relations to that. And then of corse, who performed the song on that occasion.
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Relevant where the boy died? Where he was going when he died?
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Relevant where the boy died? Where he was going when he died? No to both. The relevant thing about him was not the school trip or the accident.
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School trip? What school trip?
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It was mentioned in the recap, Balin. The details of his death is not that relevant, he was killed in an avalanche on a school trip.
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Ah, I missed that. Thanks.

Was anyone else killed? Relevant?
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Was anyone else killed? No Relevant? Not to this story.
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The thing related to the dead boy - an object? A person? Something he did? Was known for?
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The thing related to the dead boy - an object? A person? Something he did? Was known for?
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The thing related to the dead boy - an object? A person? No to both of these Something he did? No, with a tiny -ish at the end Was known for? No. Even though family and friends of course would know this about him.
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A characteristic of his? A hobby?
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Was something being named in honor of the boy? For example: A scholarship? A building? A new law?

Was the song sung by his classmates? Or the people who would benefit from the "thing" named in his honor?
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Was the boy an organ donor?
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A characteristic of his? A hobby? This

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Was something being named in honor of the boy? Nope For example: A scholarship? A building? A new law?

Was the song sung by his classmates? No Or the people who would benefit from the "thing" named in his honor? And no again, since nothing was named in his honour.

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Was the boy an organ donor? Unknow, and irr for the puzzles anyway
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Is the hobby related to the song? To music in general?
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Is the hobby related to the song? To music in general? Not only to that song, but he was especially fond of a spesific genre.
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Of Irish folk music?
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Of Irish folk music? Yes! He was very interesting in Irish Folk. So interested he had made some plans related to that.
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Did he request to have that song played at his funeral? Was he planning to become an Irish folk singer?
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Did he request to have that song played at his funeral? No, nothing like that Was he planning to become an Irish folk singer? No, he wasn't.

There was something else he had planned, something that would immerse him in Irish Folk music for a while.
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Was he planning to travel to Ireland? To stay there for a while? Was he going to be an exchange student? And live with your family?
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Was he planning to travel to Ireland? Yes, he was. To stay there for a while? For a little bit yeah. Was he going to be an exchange student? Nope And live with your family? No, I had not moved to Ireland yet when he died, was still living in Norway back then. And I was still living in Norway when I heard the song for the first time, but knew I was moving to Ireland just a few weeks later.
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Were you going to meet him while in Ireland?
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Were you going to meet him while in Ireland? No, I didn't know him and if he had been able to take the trip, he would most likely have done so before I moved to Ireland.
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Were you into Irish folk music at the time?
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Were you into Irish folk music at the time?
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Were you into Irish folk music at the time? Not really. Liked it, but wasn't specially interested in it.
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Did you know anything about the boy before the memorial service?

Recap please?
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Did you know anything about the boy before the memorial service? Nope

Recap please?

Sure, here it comes.

Reading Redwine's 'It's all about plants' puzzle made me shed a few tears. The reason for this is related to the first time I heard the song 'Fields of Athenry'.

It happened a few weeks before I moved to Ireland, and it was something I saw on television. You might say it was a sort of rememberance for a teenager that was killed in an avalance accident. The boy was very interested in Irish folk music and had planned a trip to Ireland to immerse himself in the Irish folk music scene and hopefully hear some of his heroes live. But he didn't live long enough to make the journey.

You're almost there, just a few things to determine. HINT: He couldn't make the journey himself since he was dead, but someone else travelled to Ireland. And who performed the song? It was none of his family or friends.
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Was the song performed by the artist who originally wrote it? By someone you knew?
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Was the song performed by the artist who originally wrote it? No, but... By someone you knew? Nope
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Was it performed by a professional musician?
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Was it performed by a professional musician? Professional - yes, a musician - No (or FA)
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Was it performed by a person? More than one?
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Was it performed by a person? More than one? This
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Performers: people who knew the boy? Irish folk musicians?
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was the person who performed the song famous? in show business? related to the boy?

was the person who subsequently travelled to Ireland a family member? the person who performed the song?
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Performers: people who knew the boy? No Irish folk musicians? Yes

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was the person who performed the song famous? Yes (assume you meant to say persons?) in show business? Yes related to the boy? No

was the person who subsequently travelled to Ireland a family member? Yes the person who performed the song? No
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This one is soooo close to solving and I have been 'absent' for a while so I have decided to spoil

*********SPOILER***************

When I read through Redwine's puzzle, I gradually realized it had to be something about an Irish person being deported due to theft, which seems to have happened a lot. But only as I came to the end, I saw she had used 'The Fields of Athenry' as setting for her puzzle, and I could feel a couple of tears falling down my cheek.

The reason is the circumstances when I first heard that song. It was on a Norwegian TV-show called Tore på Sporet (loosely translates with Tore on the Track). The TV show is a mix of talk-show/reality/documentary. The title hints towards the content - the program host, Tore Strømøy, helps people tracking down something or someone. It seems these days that it is mostly searching for people, for instance birth parents if you're adopted (I can't say for sure, as I haven't watched it since I left Norway in 97). But in the first few seasons, it was a good mix. One person was helped finding her father's living relatives in Russia, as he had fled during the Soviet communist rule. Another was a person, who had a male relative, that after being a sailor for some years, decided to settle on some tiny island off South America somewhere. And the family just wanted to know the location where he was buried.

A few weeks before I moved to Ireland, they had an episode set in Dublin. As I knew I was going soon, I looked forward to watching it to see some of the Dublin sights. Little did I know that I was going to cry for most of it. The TV show took a man over to Dublin, to walk in the 'unwalked' footsteps of his own son. His son was passionate about Irish music, and The Dubliners were big heroes of his, and he had started saving up for a trip to Dublin to visit pubs that would have live Irish music in the evenings. However, his son was killed in a freak accident on a school trip before he had the chance to go. So Tore Strømøy took the father around Dublin, to see, feel and listen to all the places his son would have set foot, if he had still been alive. And at the very end, he introduced the father to The Dubliners. They were actually invited home to one of them. And there, in the back garden of one of the musicians, they performed Fields of Athenry for the father. That was the first time I heard the song, thought it was beautiful, but also cried because so did the father and I think the host too had a bit of watery eyes.

And every time I hear the song it reminds me of that scene.
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That does sound like a beautiful scene.
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What a lovely puzzle.

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