Thanks a lot for sharing!
Fascinating, that such a simple piece of writing can still arouse a rather great deal of interest 35 years later.
Surprised that "I don't know where you are anymore" (Late Night, Maudlin Street?) or "hideous heathens" never became part of a lyric.
Also, shocked by the rudeness. Poor Muriel, they seemed to get on so well.
Amused and touched by the crayon touch, as always. View attachment 67012
Tbf Muriel can't really hide how ridiculous she thinks his opinions are.
Scotland was more literal & rational than artistic in the olden days.
Without the Irish our theatrical history would be next to nothing.