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Thread #66701   Message #3078446
Posted By: Dave Earl
20-Jan-11 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Which Town is MacColl's Dirty Old Town?
Subject: RE: Which Town is MacColl's Dirty Old Town?
"people there believe it's an Irish song referring to Dublin or Belfast"

I find that strange! There was no Town gas in N.Ireland when I lived there and I believe the same was true of Dublin so how can there have been a gasworks croft.

I do however understand how Salford wind can be misheard as "sulphered"