Running to a mere 2 minutes 27 seconds, this is obviously partly intensely personal and partly tribute to his hometown. Although he was born near Birmingham and spent his formative years between Manchester and Dublin, there was never any doubt that Lynott regarded himself as an Irishman through and through.
In 1973, when the band were just breaking through, they featured heavily in the British music press. The March 10 issue of New Musical Express
reported that Lynott was born in the Irish Republic; earlier, in THE THIN LIZZY FILE
which appeared in the March 3 issue of Melody Maker
, it was claimed he was born in Dublin. Phil lied about his age too, giving his date of birth as August 20, 1951. He was actually born two years earlier.
Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2