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Two unlikely songs that always put me in a good mood

“Rocky Road to Dublin” as performed by the Serbian band Orthodox Celts. You’d think actual Irishmen would be the best at performing this song, but I’ve yet to find an Irish vocalist who can sing it as well as Aleksandar Petrović.

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“Wagon Wheel,” an unfinished song of Bob Dylan’s, later finished by the Old Crow Medicine Show, and subsequently covered by Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish. I didn’t expect to like this, since Hootie and the Blowfish aren’t nearly as good as OCMS, and of course neither act is even in the same league as Dylan, but it works surprisingly well. If greatness is essentially depth, then I suppose this particular division of labor — skin by Hootie, flesh by OCMS, bones by the Mighty Quinn himself — makes sense.

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