Val Doonican sang this in 1967 … a singer from Eire that took TV by storm in 1964 for twenty years … dressed in his cardigan and sitting in his rocking chair. Rock on Val… An Irish tale written by William Hargreaves about a donkey that refuses to budge in a race, but through a lot of persuading finally wins … Whilst looking up on William Hargreaves I sourced that he had written a song called Burlington Bertie from Bow In 1915 … which was popularly performed in the music halls of that time and later. I wonder if Delaney’s Donkey was written back then? Look out for Paddy McGinty’s Goat by Val Doonican … I have included the lyrics for the song out of interest DELANEY’S DONKEY (William Hargreaves) Val Doonican – 1967 Now Delaney had a donkey that everyone admired, Tempo’rily lazy and permanently tired A leg at ev’ry corner balancing his head, And a tail to let you know which end he wanted to be fed Riley slyly said “We’ve underrated it, why not train it?” Then he took a rag They rubbed it, scrubbed it, They oiled and embrocated it, Got it to the post And when the starter dropped his flag There was Riley pushing it, shoving it, shushing it Hogan, Logan and ev’ryone in town lined up Attacking it and shoving it and smacking it They might as well have tried to push the Town Hall down The donkey was eyeing them, Openly defying them Winking, blinking and twisting out of place Riley reversing it, Ev’rybody cursing it The day Delaney’s donkey ran the half mile race. The …
My cousin is 12 and loves to sing, problem she can’t even carry a note and after 7 Years of intense choir and singing tuition she still can’t.
My problem is she recently went on Britains got talent in a group. I’ve seen them they are not bad one of her little friends has THE most amazing unique voice I’ve ever heard. But my cousin is so weak. They have YouTube videos up but people always comment how cute but talentless she is, id love for that to stop but nmy cousinfamily tells her she is really good and amazing. So she really thinks she is the best I see people making fun of her daily and it upsets and annoys me and they tell her she is good so she makes no effort to get better.
I told her she should know an instrument anyway so i tried to teach her keyboard and guitar she said she won’t need it she’ll just sing >.< then told me my style of singing is crappy because im classically trained. She keeps applying for tv shows and stuff. Is there anything I can do to make her sound or make an attempt to sound better? I have a really good friend who is a pro-singing teacher do you that would help her? :/