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jenjak | 13:02 Sun 25th Jun 2006 | Music
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In the song/nursery rhyme the good ship sails on the Alley Alley O - does anyone know what the Alley Alley O is ?

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I did a quick Google search on this and found the following:

"alley alley-o may refer to the Manchester ship canal, but Irish children used to call the sea the "Illey Alley O," which is probably what the phrase refers to"

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