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Thread #18555 Message #184675
Posted By: wysiwyg
25-Feb-00 - 11:06 AM
Thread Name: Who Wrote Molly Malone?
Subject: RE: Help: Who wrote Molly Malone?
Tune by Cockle, lyrics by Mussel. Cobbled up for a live performance at the last minute when the next band due onstage was running late. Molly was a groupie the band lusted after so it was tagged for her. Audience loved it, couldn't stop singing the chorus over and over again, weeping. Thus becoming stuck in everyone's head, generation passing it down through race memory to generations following. That's why everyone knows the song.