Along with his rival Father Dick Byrne Ted is encouraged to write a song to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest and comes up with the dreadful 'My Lovely Horse' but when it is derided he plans to substitute his version of an obscure Norwegian song whose writers are dead. Unfortunately the song proves to anything but obscure and very well-known so in desperation he reverts to 'My Lovely Horse'. Up against Dick Byrne's superior offering Ted's song is chosen, solely because the organizers want to lose to avoid staging the next year's costly show. At the song contest it gets 'Nil points' all round. Written by
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When Dougal plays his record, he puts the needle on and music plays, but it's clear the turntable is not moving. See more
Father Ted Crilly
So what do you want to write about?
Father Dougal McGuire
How about... a lovely horse?
The copyright year at the end is misprinted as MXMXCVI instead of MCMXCVI for the first six episodes of the second season. See more
When I was Young I had a Dream
Performed by Maurice O'Donoghue
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