Friday, February 11, 2011

Music Friday: Come On Eileen

I'm glad to hear this string quartet interpretation of "Come On Eileen," with all parts played by the same person ("Nick"). The music alone, with its dramatic key and tempo changes, expresses a level of joy that transcends the song's "Gee, you sure are attractive" lyrics.

Does it also work as a ska song, sung by a woman? Does it ever!

(Save Ferris is the band.)

Of course, Dexys Midnight Runners' original is still great: