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Thread #46310   Message #3889097
Posted By: Jim Carroll
18-Nov-17 - 06:39 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
Subject: RE: Origin: Saint James Infirmary Blues
This song would not have been one Tom ever sang publicly - he learned them because he like them, not because he wanted to entertain people
Singing songs sympathetic to 'fallen women' at a time when the Church and the State were colluding to lock such women as criminals so that society forgot them would definitely have been a no-no
You may have read about the riots at the Abbey theatre at the premier of 'The Plough and the Stars' because O'Casey suggested that there were such things as 'prostitutes' in Ireland
Jim Carroll