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Thread #31323   Message #1998785
Posted By: Declan
16-Mar-07 - 01:34 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Factory Girl
Subject: RE: factory girl
Philip King and Rita Connolly used to perform this song as a duet. I remember them singing it in "The Meeting Place" in Dublin in the late '70s/ealy '80s. This is a different song to the one referred to by John Moulden in his (much) earlier post. That song is trad Irish (as far as I know) and also used to be performed in The Meeting Place around that time by Triona and Maighread Ni Dhomhnaill.

The second verse of the song requested at the start of this thread is "I ain't gonna hear that old spinning wheel rollin' round my head, When other girls are hard at work, I'll be home in bed". If there were any other verses I don't remember them.

The "ain't" is a bit of a giveaway that the song is American, as was the twang in Philip's Cork Accent when he was singing it. I don't reacall what attribution Philip gave for the song, but it always sounded Trad American to me.