Info about song
"The Town I Loved So Well" is a song written by Phil Coulter about his childhood in Derry, Northern Ireland. The first three verses are about the simple lifestyle he grew up with in Derry, while the final two deal with the Troubles, and lament how his placid hometown had become a major military outpost, plagued with sectarian violence. It has been covered by The Dubliners, Paddy Reilly and Pierre Bensusan among others. Tri Yann, a famous Breton music band, has also covered this song, re-titled "La Ville que J'ai Tant Aimée", with lyrics in French. Dan White, who assassinated San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, committed suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning in his garage by running a garden hose from the exhaust pipe to the inside of his car. "The Town I Loved So Well" was found playing on a continual loop on the car's cassette player, an apparent reference to the city of San Francisco and White's Irish heritage. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.