James Lynam Molloy

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Born: c. August 1837

Died: 4 February 1909


James Lynam Molloy was an Irish poet, author and composer. His middle name is oftentimes misspelled Lyman.

He started writing and publishing songs which soon became popular in concert halls. Initially concentrating on operettas, he later gained popularity with his songs The Old Cottage Clock, Bantry Bay and The Kerry Dance. In 1884 he had his greatest success of all Love's Old Sweet Song, a song since very popular with sailors, among others.

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