The Saddest Song

David Legan’s comment on my post earlier today entitled “Unmet Friend” brought back a memory of an experience I had in late 2009 and the blog post I wrote (on another of my blogs, long since dormant) about it. The strength of the memory is in a YouTube video I posted in connection with an online friend who I later learned had died. Here is the video and the saddest song I’ve ever heard, performed by Liam Clancy of the Clancy Brothers:

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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2 Responses to The Saddest Song

  1. Weeping Matthew says:

    Indeed, sir. I have this by The Pogues and definitely shed a tear, or multiples, ever time I hear it…

  2. davidlegan says:


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