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Thread #83624 Message #1538388
Posted By: Louisey
09-Aug-05 - 09:07 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Molly Malone
Subject: Lyr Req: Molly Malone/Cockles and Mussles
I remember learning a very simple 'cockles and mussles... alive alive-oh' song about Molly Malone about the time I learned to talk!!! It basically tells of her selling cockles and mussles 'up the streets broad and narrow' and then dies of a fever. Having recently read an article about Molly Malone being a bit of a good-time-girl, so to speak, I wondered what versions everyone else sang, and if there are any other songs/stories about her?