NBC: Re: Jimmy "T99" Nelson & Elvis Costello Story

Dave Morefield BluesBassDad@earthlink.net
Thu Oct 10 18:38:48 EDT 2002

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Subject: Re: Jimmy "T99" Nelson & Elvis Costello Story

In a message dated 10/10/02 8:16:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
ryburns@swbell.net writes:

<< Jimmy followed that up with some wisecrack about how EC wasn't black, to
which the latter responded, "Yeah, but I'm Irish, and that's almost the sam >>

 Damn if I'm not going to use this line. ROFLMAO !!!


I've heard the expression "black Irish" all my life, but I've never known what it

This thread reminded me of the phrase and prompted me to do a search, which revealed
the following informative webpage:

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/cultures/irish-faq/part08/section-10.html ,

which at least in part substantiates Elvis's reply.

Just goes to show that Blues-L is intellectually stimulating, over and above its role
in providing a forum to discuss the blues.

Yours truly,
Dave Morefield

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