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Thread #50601   Message #769820
Posted By: Jim McLean
22-Aug-02 - 05:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Avondale (Dominic Behan)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: avondale
PS I knew all the Behans including Rory and Sean who were Furlongs, half brothers. Brian, I'm afraid, was not my best choice and the trouble with such a gifted family is that more lies than truths were told within it due to selective memory and booze. Another story about Cathleen: She had a two pictures on her wall, one of Lenin and one of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. When asked why she had Lenin up there, she replied that he, Lenin, was on the right hand of God this minute! As to the songs Domininc wrote, we can be sure of The Patriot Game, Liverpool Lou, Connolly Will Be there, Avondale (he always sang' O have you been to Avondale'), Crooked Jack, McAlpine's Fusileers, but some others were rewrites. Again I'm writing this from memory. Cheers, Jim Mclean Jim Mclean