Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Molly Malone

In Dublin's fair city,where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheel-barrow, Through streets broad and narrow,
Crying, "Cockles and mussels, alive, alive, oh!

This is the busty representation of the fictional character Molly Malone who came to sad end in the song dedicated to her. She has been made famous internationally by the amount of Irish bars around the world bearing her name, and was immortalised in bronze to celebrate the Millinium of Dublin. While many Dubliners believe her to be a real character that lived in the 1600's, there is no proof of this and the song was written 200 years after she died.
But the interesting thing about girls like her at that time, after it got dark the wares they sold on the street was often themselves, I will have more information on that later posted here.

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