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  • “...was the street that we would all aspire to — the other side of the tracks ... the Beersbridge Road had the railway line cut across it; and our side of it was one side of the tracks and Cyprus Avenue was the other... there was an Italian shop up in Ballyhackamore, that's where all the young ones used to go of a Sunday... we used to walk up to the Sky Beam for an ice cream or a cup of mushy peas and vinegar... We used to take a short cut up Cyprus Avenue, 'cause that's where all the expensive houses and all the good-looking totty came from... mostly upper-crusty totty... There's a couple of big girls' grammar schools up 'round that direction... That would have sunk in my head as much as his.�?

    Roy Kane, childhood friend of Van Morrison, talking about the origin of the song Cypress Avenue. Quoted in Wikipedia.

    October 30, 2008