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Thread #40584 Message #586266
Posted By: Brían
05-Nov-01 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: The Mero (explanation wanted)
Subject: RE: The Mero (explaination wanted)
If I am correct, Pete St. John, who wrote the song, was a native of Dublin who worked various jobs around the world.It would make sense that the songs he wrote were nostalgic and talking about the changes he sawn Dublin. I had always enjoyed this song, assuming it was about The Irish Civil War. I was surprised when, after years of listening to the recording, I opened the liner notes to the cassette and found a lot of information about The Mero and Bang Bangs as Martin has affirmed.