Mudcat Café message #2721969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12665   Message #2721969
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
11-Sep-09 - 08:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: McAlpine's Fusiliers
THere were any number of historic military units of Fusiliers - for example the Lancashire Fusiliers, the Royal Scots Fusiliers, and in Ireland Dublin Fusiliers, Munster Fusiliers and Enniskillin Fusiliers.

In the song the name is a way of expressing the sense that the experience of working on the buildings is not that different from being in a war alongside your workmates.