irish music for fitness

The Unicorn

As St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, I thought this week I would choose a song that was and still is an classic to this day.

The Unicorn was was written and originally recorded by the brilliant poet Shel Silverstein in 1962; it was taken from his best selling book called “Where the Sidewalk Ends”.  It’s the amusing story of how unicorns no longer exist because they missed the boat so to speak - Noah’s ark! 1968, Canadian Irish folk group The Irish Rovers recorded their version of the song. It was a big hit worldwide reaching #7 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and the #5 position in Ireland. The song has sold over 8 million copies. 

I have an amusing story about this song.....