Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl
- She played the fiddle in an Irish band:
It is speculated that Ed is referring to Niamh Dunne, a member of the Irish folk group Beoga, who collaborated with Sheeran on this track. Dunne fits the description of a “Galway Girl,” coined by Steve Earle.
- I met her on Grafton street right outside of the ...:
Grafton street does have bars, they’re just in the connecting alleys. For example, Lilly’s a nightclub connected to Porterhouse on Nassau
- She asked me what does it mean, the Gaelic ink on ...:
Ed has a tattoo in Irish Gaelic on his arm that reads, “Nuair is gá dom fháil bhaile, is tú mo réalt eolais.” which means, “When I need to get home, you’re my guiding light.”
- She took Jamie as a chaser, Jack for the fun:
“Jamie” is short for Jameson, a popular brand of Irish Whiskey. “Jack” refers to Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey.
- She got Arthur on the table with Johnny riding a ...:
Arthur Guinness was a brewer who pioneered Guinness beer, Ireland’s most famous export, in the 18th century.
- With my pretty little Galway Girl
You're my ...:
Both the girl in this song and the girl in Steve Earle’s “The Galway Girl” are black-haired, blue-eyed beauties, and both cast their spell over their respective artists. This might lead some to believe that if you’re a male musician, and you come to Galway, Ireland to perform and to learn more about Irish music, and you happen to meet a lovely young Irish girl with black hair and blue eyes, you are either about to fall in love or you’ve met your muse.
- As last orders were called was when she stood on ...:
A céili, is a traditional Scottish or Irish folk-social gathering with an emphasis on song and storytelling. ‘Trad’ is slang for ‘traditional.
This is actually a reference to his cat Dorito, who he also has an Instagram account for both of his cats
- I swear I'm gonna put you in a song that I ...:
They’ve already stated that Ed’s going to write a song about Galway Girl, and everyone knows that’s a good foreshadowing though.
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