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GUEST,Jon Dudley Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers (57* d) RE: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers 12 Sep 09


A thousand years ago (well it seems like that) when I worked for J Murphy & Sons, we had a ganger who'd commence the song with the spoken preamble of which sadly I can only remember a part -

"well Wimpey come by aeroplane, McAlpine come by train, but Paddy he come by the Great North Road but he got there just the same,
Oh mother dear I'm over here I never will come back - tis the rake of beer that keeps me here, the women and the craic"

Which seems to be a bit of a 'parts bin' composition - but I like it. Ronnie Drew's surely is one of the finest renditions.


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