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Posted By: GUEST,Frances McCarry
29-Jan-11 - 08:31 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The 37 Bus
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The 37 Bus
As a result of a conversation last night, I have decided to put the record straight about who wrote The 37 Bus. My husband Ian McCarry, now a retired solicitor, wrote it in about 1976. His cousin lived in Bridgton, Glasgow at that time and took the 37 Bus into the centre of town. His tales inspired the song. Ian discovered that Hamish Imlach was singing it (and people assumed he wrote it) and successfully sued Transatlantic Records for royalties. All of this can be vouched.