All Videos Tagged John O' Dreams (liveIreland) - liveIreland 2014-09-30T22:22:44Z http://my.liveireland.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=John+O%27+Dreams&rss=yes&xn_auth=no John O' Dreams tag:my.liveireland.com,2009-07-14:957489:Video:130611 2009-07-14T01:17:24.426Z Kevin Tyler (Savage) http://my.liveireland.com/profile/KevinTyler <a href="http://my.liveireland.com/video/john-o-dreams"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="159" src="http://api.ning.com/files/WXOzLb79GUGWk2FdHkC3W1xDmxc9jxdfVwefY0E4Uu8sHD6azOzkt9d3hb7*i*o8O-B5C5Q4jTC-o3C-zn3079aaZ-axH-xY/tmp63142.png?width=240&amp;height=159" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>My arrangement of a song based on a tune by Tchaikovsky.<br></br> <br></br> "John O'Dreams although often called a traditional Irish song, was written by Bill Caddick, using a tune by Tchaikovsky. The titular central character is equivalent to the Sandman, a fictional character who sends people to sleep. The song portrays all people as being "equal in sleep":<br></br> <br></br> The Prince and the ploughman,… <a href="http://my.liveireland.com/video/john-o-dreams"><br /> <img src="http://api.ning.com/files/WXOzLb79GUGWk2FdHkC3W1xDmxc9jxdfVwefY0E4Uu8sHD6azOzkt9d3hb7*i*o8O-B5C5Q4jTC-o3C-zn3079aaZ-axH-xY/tmp63142.png?width=240&amp;height=159" width="240" height="159" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />My arrangement of a song based on a tune by Tchaikovsky.<br /> <br /> "John O'Dreams although often called a traditional Irish song, was written by Bill Caddick, using a tune by Tchaikovsky. The titular central character is equivalent to the Sandman, a fictional character who sends people to sleep. The song portrays all people as being "equal in sleep":<br /> <br /> The Prince and the ploughman, the slave and freeman All find their comfort in old John O'Dreams<br /> <br /> Obviously, sleep is also a metaphor for death, both as an eventual equalizer of all things, and for the allusion to a "crossing over," as in a river, a prevalent theme in Western spiritual beliefs"<br /> -from Wikipedia