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Thread #135246   Message #3083542
Posted By: curmudgeon
27-Jan-11 - 03:36 PM
Thread Name: Who was Paddy Doyle?
Subject: RE: Who was Paddy Doyle?
Joanna got that one wrong most likely. It was Liverpool boarding house keeper Paddy West who had "...the table where the bullock's horn do lie."

I do find the bootmaker theory interesting, Most have believed that "paying for the boots" referred to the "advance" paid by boarding house keepers for a sailor to outfit himself, as his hard weather gear was frequently in pawn.

But the fact that a "Patrick Doyle" kept a marine store seems to beyond mere coincidence - Tom