0

Black Donnellys Frontman Dave Rooney Performs “A Toast!” for Dorians!

 

Dave Rooney Answered the Call When Karel Sent Lyrics to His Fellow Las Vegan !

So, Karel sent the lyrics he wrote for the show to two people hoping one would respond; Morgan Mallory, and Dave Rooney. Well, embarrassment of riches, they both did!

The result is a smashing homage to Oscar Wilde bound to get anyone clapping and grabbing a Guinness. The lyrics are:

Copyright 2020

A TOAST – LYRICS BY CHARLES KAREL BOULEY AND DAVE ROONEY

MUSIC BY : DAVE ROONEY (WRITTEN AND PERFORMED FOR THE DORIAN AWARDS.

SEPT 5TH 2020.

Oscar was a man so wilde,

Went to jail for being gay,

And the judgement wasn’t mild,

Writing all along the way

His characters jumped of the page

And today he’s all the rage,

He wasn’t  shy, he’d sometimes boast,

‘tis why we have this toast.`

so raise a glass and toast ,

a star from coast to coast,

you’re shining bright it is your night,

so raise a glass and toast

so raise a glass and cheers 

to the man from westland row,

who’d like a drink, give a subtle wink 

to all the boys and girls he’d know

you’d act, you’d sing, you’d play,

get millions through the day

you’re art inspires, the stars conspire,

and now you get a toast

and the words you wrote resound 

through everyone of us today,

through your charm and wit

a pre-requisite in everything you’d say

so raise a glass and toast ,

a star from coast to coast,

you’re shining bright it is your night,

so raise a glass and toast

so raise a glass and cheers 

to the man from westland row,

who’d like a drink, give a subtle wink 

to all the boys and girls he’d know

though you left us long ago,

your words they still live on,

and we’ll celebrate your life ,

through our music and our song,

and your passing from this world,

 have the people here beguiled,

there’ll never be another one like thee

Oscar O’flaherty wills wilde

so raise a glass and toast ,

a star from coast to coast,

you’re shining bright it is your night,

so raise a glass and toast

so raise a glass and cheers 

to the man from westland row,

who’d like a drink, give a subtle wink 

to all the boys and girls he’d know

SONG LENGTH 2M 40 SEC.

SONG KEY: G MAJOR.

INSTRUMENTATIION: VOCALS, ACOUSTIC GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS ,DRUMS, PENNY WHISTLE, LOW D WHISTLE, TAMBOURINE.

PRO- IMRO-(IRISH MUSIC RIGHTS ORGANISATION)

MEMBER: DAVID ANTHONY ROONEY

CAE: 00546908323

The Black Donnellys is a highly-regarded and Guinness World Record-breaking band from Dublin. Currently based in Las Vegas, The Black Donnellys are resident musicians at Rí Rá Irish Pub at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, located on the infamous Las Vegas Strip. The band consists of award-winning singer/songwriter Dave Rooney, and Guinness World Record-breaking guitarist Dave Browne.

Since arriving in America just under five years ago, The Black Donnellys have established a great fan base throughout the United States with their energetic live performances. They have written/recorded and shared a stage with many great Irish artists including:

  • Terry Woods (The Pogues)
  • Ronnie Drew (The Dubliners)
  • Derek Warfield (Young Wolfe Tones)
  • George Murphy (The High Kings)
  • Liam Reilly (Bagatelle)
  • THE DUBLINERS
  • Christy Dignam (ASLAN)

Members of renowned bands such as Santana, Heart and a host of TV stars and celebrities have been known to join The Black Donnellys on stage at their residency gig in Las Vegas.

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Dave Browne currently holds the Guinness World Record for marathon guitar playing, knocking out songs and tunes for over 114 hours straight at Dublin’s famous Temple Bar.

In 2012, Dave Rooney was voted best Irish Singer/Songwriter of the year by NYCS Radio Irish. Dave was co-writer of the the critically acclaimed theatre production Cobblestone Sam and author of the original 17-song soundtrack.

Dave has just finished writing the screenplay for the much anticipated feature film ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’, and has also written all music for the soundtrack, due for release in 2020.

The band also penned the theme song for UFC 202 return fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz (Notorious).

About the Author
History-making, openly-gay Entertainer, Talk Show Host, Author and Producer.

Leave a Reply

Scroll to top