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Thread #18555 Message #185366
Posted By: GUEST,JTT
26-Feb-00 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Who Wrote Molly Malone?
Subject: RE: Help: Who wrote Molly Malone?
Don't know who wrote it, but there's a rumour in Dublin that the song was written about Mary Mallon, otherwise known as Typhoid Mary, a Dublin-born cook who was kept in solitary confinement for many years because people in households where she cooked twice got typhoid: like many others at the time she was a carrier, though she never herself got the disease.