It was announced today that the estate of former Irish Rock band Thin Lizzy bassist/singer/songwriter Phil Lynott will start charging people for posting videos for the song, “Emerald” on Facebook in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. The song, originally featured on Thin Lizzy’s album Jailbreak, seems to be making it’s way around the Facebooks. With St. Patrick’s Day upon on as we speak, countless hard rock/metal fans are posting the song “Emerald” on their Facebook pages like they were each the first, clever ones to do so. A representative of Phil Lynott’s estate had this to say:
“Ladies and gents. I know that all of you, especially you Americans, would love to have a little Irish in ya. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer, cabbage, and ridiculous hats and eye wear wasn’t enough for you all. Now, you all are taking it upon yourselves to assume that Phil would’ve liked you all spreading this particular song all over the internet for St. Patrick’s Day at no cost to yourselves but you’re sadly mistake. Effective immediately, each and everyone of you who post any kind of video for the song “Emerald” on Facebook will be charged 2 Euros (that’s about $2.26 in US Dollars). We have a very intricate system of tracking the IP Addresses of all people who are doing this so trust me, there’s no getting out of this.”
Surviving Thin Lizzy/current Black Star Riders guitarist Scott Gorham was asked his opinion on the sharing of “Emerald” on St. Patrick’s Day. Gorham stated, “Me and the boys we don’t like it. See, the boys and me mean business so if you see us coming I think it’s best to move away.”
When asked what fans could do to get out of this predicament, the solution was simple.
“Post ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ instead”, says Lynott’s estate.