Mudcat Café message #102060 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12665   Message #102060
Posted By: Jack Hickman - Kingston, ON
03-Aug-99 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Macalpines Fusileers, the words,please
The Crown referred to in the song is a specific pub in the Cricklewood district of London, frequented by expatriate Irish. They speak of "the craic at the Crown in Cricklewood." I can imagine it would be a lively place in the old days, especially on paydays when the Irish construction would descend on the place.