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GUEST,SteveG Origins: J B Geoghegan and 'Cockles and Mussels' (38) RE: Origins: J B Geoghegan and 'Cockles and Mussels' 17 Nov 11


It's probably been stated in other threads but of course Yorkston's chorus is a straight rip-off of Geoghegan's.

The first verse ends with the 2 lines
Fresh cockles and mussels alive, alive, o
Alive, O, alive O,
Chorus: Alive, alive O! I call as I go
Fresh cockles and mussels alive, alive O!

There are similarities in the tunes but of course this could simply be both authors imitating the actual street cry.


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