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If Dabbler is reading this he may remember that old Lisburn song.
" We´re lads from the Piper Hill Choir,
we sing for a tanner an hour.
We stand outside Menereys
and sing like Canaries.
Do us lads from the Piper Hill Choir!"
For those who do not remember Menereys was a drapers shop beside Pipers Hill.
I had this memory kick in this morning wnen I was waiting in our loal hospital for my blood results.
The second verse, sung by Lowroaders came back to me also yesterday.
" We,re lads from the Leamington choir.
We sing for thruppence an hour.
We stand outside Morrow,s
and all sing like Sparrows,
us lads from the Leamington choir!"
For those who do not know Morrow,s ( Sarah) was a shop on the corner of Leamington Place.
Maybe Billy ,and others would remember ,our small choir ,a few ,singing at Boyles Corner !no words of ryme.Just songs of popular ,of the day .
Oh happy days !
Hope Billy yourself and the family ,are all well .
Regards to Ethne and all,at the exiles .
Thomas :heart_eyes: :grinning:
I remember those days very well, we all thought we were Perry Como.Those days were filled with great memories, lots of love to Evelyn and yourself.
Today the Arthritis in my hands are a bit less swollen, this allows me to type a bit easier which , is not very often anymore.
I am a constant lurker, I want to thank Ted and Donald for keeping the Forum going, along with input from Liz, Mauri, and Arsenal Joe.
Thank you all.
I miss Low Roader, Ann, Pat, Tom(Aus.)I hope all are in good health.
Best wishes to all,
Hi Billy, Thomas, Donald, Mauri, It's been a while and I thought I would lurk in and see if there was any craic and it was great that there was still a light in the forum, Thomas its nice to know Boyle's corner was your pitch were as ours was, I am almost certain it was in Tyler's hallway beside Madam Fusco's, I would suggest we were slightly more advanced than yous'ens as we had mouthorgan accompaniment mostly played by Gerry Murray which had a side key and he was able to "vamp it" I still done know what that meant ? as the only think that I was able to attempt was "The Red River Valley" poorly, but it brings back great memories of the fly side , Pete Battisti's Pies , Malloy's ice cream, and the girls we cheeped and whistled at cause we were to scared to talk to them, hope you's have all wrote your Santa list, Regards to you all and thanks for making the effort Regards Ted
I remember before Boyles moved in there was a Pawnshop there and beside it was an office and waiting room belonging to the Bus Company UTA. That was in the early 50s
Yes Donald, you have stirred up a memory, I remember being in that Pawn shop a couple of times as a child, I also remember the waiting room next door, why I remember this I do not know.
Hi Liz and Donald,
I remember buying a set of Darts in the Pawnshop, I think it was owned by a man named Warnock!!!!