Mudcat Café message #676466 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #44796   Message #676466
Posted By: GUEST,Martin Ryan
26-Mar-02 - 07:04 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Spanish Lady-Triona's recent album
Talked to Frank Harte at the weekend, at the Inishowen singing festival. He reckons "Poddle squaddie" was a general term of abuse deriving from the fact that as it went through the Liberties area of Dublin, mentioned in the song, the Poddle was an open sewer!

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