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The Dubliners – The Town I Loved So Well lyrics

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    I never hear this song without crying. I am also the child of a woman born in derry - a catholic married to an english protestant royal marine - an interesting combination! I lived in derry for just over a year in 1960 as an 8 year old, and played with both catholic and protestant children up on the bank behind bishop street, occasionally straying down to the gasworks - my mother had some sense and a huge heart. She didn't care whether people said derry or londonderry, and the people of derry loved my father - who loved derry right back and came off the boat train and walked to my granny's house on bishop street (by the grotto) in his uniform. Life wasn't easy after 1969 and my father didn't go back until 1981 for my granny's funeral. People I loved fell into 'the troubles' and derry was so sad. I will never forget the coach trips we went on as a child, and the truly beautiful irish music that became such a huge part of my childhood, and my life. Phil coulter has, for me, captured the essence of derry so beautifully.
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    I'm not Irish or Londonderry and never been at this green country, I don't know so much about Irish or British trouble where is the true who has a right, because we lived behind communist wall at this time, 5 thousand miles far away, but this song is nice, very personal and strong, very strong.
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    I know that this beautiful song is about londonderry/derry and the northern irish conflict. However, I have to live far away from my hometown because of my work. I can only go home once a month. I used to be very happy in my hometown, all the beautiful memories haunt me. Yesterday I arrived in mátészalka by bus, I was listening to this song and my eyes were full of tears.
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