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Benny Lynch:

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8th/August/1946:

Benny Lynch died....he was in his middle thirties....He was born in Glasgow and perhaps he was the best pound for pound fighter ever, produced by Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain and Europe.

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8th/August/1946:

Benny Lynch died....he was in his middle thirties....He was born in Glasgow and perhaps he was the best pound for pound fighter ever, produced by Glasgow, Scotland, Great Britain and Europe.

walker

My da loved Benny and would have agreed with every word Tam

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Matt McGinn's Benny Lynch

(Chorus)

The whole of the river sang 'Benny Has Been,

Benny Has Been, Benny Has Been'.

Down in the city, that never was mean,

We all sang 'Benny Has Been'.

Up from the heart of the Gorbals he rose,

Don't tramp on his toes, for everyone knows,

From then on when we see the bend in your nose,

We'll all sing 'Benny Has Been'.

Down to the shows Benny went as a youth,

To fight in the booth, I'll tell you the truth,

Many s the big man was short of a tooth,

As he sang 'young Benny Has Been'.

To Manchester City young Benny went down,

To meet Tacky Brown, he picked up the crown.

He came back in triumph to old Glasgow town,

And the city sang 'Benny Has Been'.

He beat Small Montana, he floored Peter Kane,

Sent him back to train -then downed him again,

The Lynch-pin of boxing inflicted more pain,

And the city sang 'Benny Has Been'.

The city had T.B. the city had booze,

Her victims she'd choose, and send out the news,

That Benny would win, and then Benny would lose,

And the city sang 'Benny Has Been'.

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Towards the end of last week, the woman that drives the number 9 bus was telling everyone as they got off that she had discovered the night before that Benny Lynch was her great-uncle.

Dead chuffed, she was.

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