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A Carlow woman was 'forbidden' to do a speech at her sister's wedding... so she wrote a song instead

“She said I couldn’t say anything about her, but she never said I couldn’t SING about her.”

IF YOU HAVE a sibling (or siblings), you will certainly relate to this tale of two sisters from Carlow.

Screen Shot 2018-01-21 at 15.08.04 Source: Facebook/Bernie Purcell

Bernie Purcell was recently a bridesmaid at her older sister Lizzie’s wedding – and though she volunteered to give a speech, Lizzie wouldn’t entrust her with the role.

So Bernie came up with an alternative plan:

Lizzie said that I couldn’t [give a speech], because I’d tell too much about her. I don’t know why she wouldn’t trust me, because I always do what I’m told. She said I couldn’t say anything about her, but she never said I couldn’t SING it about her.

She’s not wrong, is she?

By the way Lizzie, you can’t kill me here, because there are too many witnesses.

Accompanied by a guitar, Bernie sang a song detailing all the ‘tortures’ Lizzie subjected her to when they were children, set to the tune of Christy Moore’s Johnny Jump Up.

She even gave the other guests lyrics sheets so they could sing along with the chorus:


The song has gone viral on Facebook since it was posted last week, meaning poor Lizzie’s warning had the exact opposite effect she intended.

But as Bernie says in the song, most of the worst stories didn’t fit with the tune, so really Lizzie got off easy. Sisters, eh?

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