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Thread #35901   Message #493367
Posted By: Jimmy C
27-Jun-01 - 05:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Smashing of the GLASGOW van
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Smashing of the GLASGOW van
Tim, I have been on the phone with Enoch Kent for the past 10 minutes. Very friendly and quite humourous, in fact I am still laughing. He lives west of Toronto and I am miles away on the east side. Anyway, he remembers recording the song, but he says it was about the Manchester one, although I clearly remember "in the year of 21 a" as part of his recording and Manchester was in 1867?, so I am more confused than ever. He said he got the words from a book by and Irishman called Paddy,but he can't remember his last name. He has never heard of an incident taking place in Glasgow. He did say that there was a jail break in Claringwell Prison in London where the Irish blew a hole in the prison wall, this may have led to a song called :" The smashing of the wall". When the wall blew, some innocent people on the outside were killed, and as a result the fenian movement lost 50% of their support. He is now curious and will go through his books an dhopefully get back to me. I invited him to get on the Mudcat through the internet, but he is still trying to master the HB2 pencil, so it could be quite a while before we hear from him. So we are back to square one ?.

Jimmy C