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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:01 pm 
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An old memory of a great line that I cannot trace: Poem, lyric ??? I think the river was the Liffey

It's Irish, and reads: " ....then she tossed him into the river like a crust of bread."


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:07 pm 
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I was that crust...once, a very long time ago...

Where I landed, after a time, is best illustrated by another lyric:

"...She used him, he used her, neither one cared..."


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:57 pm 
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Biddy McGraw
Oh let me tell you of a story that will give you a shock
a story'bout a murder on St. John's Dock
the person in question was Biddy McGraw
and she strangled two sailors with the straps of her bra

CHORUS
Too rah hoo rah hah, fiddle dee da ra
too rah too rah too rah hah

Well they tried to get her drunk on her own corn liquor
but as quick as they were be Jaysus she was quicker
She remembered she was told by her ma and her da
to keep both hands on the straps of yer bra CHORUS

so she wrapped those straps around the big sailor's head
and she threw him in the river like a crust of bread
then the small sailor laughed and he said "Haw Haw"
so she stuffed his gob with the rest of her bra
His face turned purple and before he fell...
she picked up her miniskirt and ran like hell CHORUS

She went home that night 'bout a quarter to one
happy and contented with a job well done
she told her story to her ma and her da
they said,"Tanks be to God you were wearin' yer bra!" CHORUS

Now all you ladies who go walking late at night
don't keep the straps of yer bra too tight
just remember the story of Biddy McGraw
and keep both yer hands on the straps of yer bra CHORUS


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:45 am 
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Good catch, Jesse.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:26 am 
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That's it, Jesse. Years ago, on a trip to Ireland I ended up in a pub one night and there was much singing going on - free entertainment for me. Why that line from the song popped into my head the other day is a mystery.
For all I know, Jesse, you might have been there too. ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:31 am 
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Never been to Ireland, but I trusted in the power of the Google.


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