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Thread #156341   Message #3686769
Posted By: Jamie McC
18-Dec-14 - 07:51 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Black Swan by Jake Thackray
Subject: RE: Origins: Black Swan by Jake Thackray
I don't know where the Black Swan in the song was, or even if he just picked a pub name out of the air, but I've always had some idea that it was in Helmsley. I think Jake had some connection with the place - was it there that his dad was the local policeman? Or I may be completely befuddled. I'm sure if you put the question up on the forum at someone with more knowledge than me might come forward.

Oh, and where does the song suggest the pub has closed?