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Hitting high notes: Patrick, Murray sing for breakfast

Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray belted out new renditions of some classic songs at yesterday’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston.  

In addition to pols roasting each other at yesterday’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston, the event hit a high note as both Gov. Deval Patrick and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray belted out new renditions of some classic songs.

While Murray did a version of “On the Road Again,” Patrick struck a chord with his rendition of “Oh Danny Boy.”

“Oh, Bobby Boy, the slots, the slots are calling,” he sang of House Speaker Robert DeLeo. “From Wonderland to down by Raynham way. Those racinos in love with which you’re falling, while I am gov, won’t see the light of day.”

For the second straight year the audience heard a performance from Irish tenor Ronan Tynan, who moved to Boston last year.

“It’s been wonderful in Boston,” he said. “You truly are a piece of Ireland.”

Even Mass. Treasurer Steve Grossman got into the act, riffing on a “South Pacific” tune.

“I don’t know who gave me the short straw,” Grossman said. “But raise your hand if you want to sing after Ronan Tynan.”

South Boston’s new state Rep. Nick Collins posed a question to U.S. Sen. Scott Brown.

“Is Ayla available?” he said, referring to Brown’s daughter before taking an awkward pause. “No, no -- it’s for singing lessons. I figure I’m gonna be up here a few years and I’m gonna need some help.”

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