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Sunday Spotlight: Napoleon’s Nose

October 24th, 2009 1 comment

In the spotlight this week is a song I wrote in my student days in 1987. Napoleon’s Nose was a deliberate attempt to add a “happy” song to my repertoire. Many people complained that I always seemed to be singing sad songs. Maybe learning Dick Gaughan’s A Different Kind of Love Song would have been a more appropriate response, as the sad songs are the best, aren’t they? But secretly I longed to sing the odd happy love song and I also thought it would be nice to have a happy song that was a celebration of my home town, Belfast, in some way. And so, Napoleon’s Nose was born.

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Napoleon's Nose / McArt's Fort / Cave Hill / Ben Madigan, Belfast

Napoleon’s Nose / McArt’s Fort / Cave Hill / Ben Madigan, Belfast

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Napoleon’s Nose

December 10th, 2008 No comments

Recorded at Shay’s Studio, April 2005

As I was a-walking
In the North of Belfast
I came to a-talking
With a girl from Belfast

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