From Harry Foy's Book 'Growing up in Portadown in the Thirties and Forties'
Granuaille was the nickname given to a street singer who entertained during the Thirties. He was a tall, gaunt man who wore a battered hat and a long raincoat stretching to his ankles. He carried a sandwich board which proclaimed his latest hits such as "The Factory Girl". He would walk up and down the picture house queues selling song sheets at two pence. No matter what selection of songs he sang, he always ended up with his theme tune "Granuaille". I can still recall him singing.
"Her lovely hair hung down her back
and she was dressed in green,
and that was the very last sight I seen
of poor old Granuaille."
It was only years later that I discovered that Granuaille was a female pirate who sailed the west coast
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