What does Nancy Mulligan mean?

Ed Sheeran: Nancy Mulligan Meaning

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Album cover for Nancy Mulligan album cover

Song Released: 2017


Nancy Mulligan Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I was twenty-four years old
When I met the woman I would call my own
Twenty-two grand kids now growing old
In that house that your brother bought ya
On the summer day when I proposed
I made that wedding ring from dentist...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 16th 2019 !⃝

    Ok, I know this comment isn't really an interpretation of the song, but I just have to share why I adore this song so much. So yeah, I do believe that song is about his grandparent's love story and bla bla bla, but
    the secret reason why this song is special to me is because every Saint Patrick's Day, my realitives would rant about the British all day long. And while some of my realitives tried to stop it, I never understood why they would, until I got older, and even met a few British people. Then it hit me, our Irish ancestors wouldn't want us to hate British people. Instead they would want us to move on. After all, they didn't fight the British simply because they were British, they fought them becaue of Britian's genocide against us (for example the Irish patato famine). Plus, we should regard people as indivuals, not because of thier nationallities, accents,
    nor because of their grandfather's sins.
    Now do I think that it is a coinsidence that this thought popped in my head while Nancy Mulligun,a song about two people with totally different ideologies and feuding nationallities getting together was playing on the radio? Of coarse not. Ah, sometimes God sends us his message through odd ways/things, including radios. Now, I'm aware
    that one of my family members is going to call me a "tratior," but I can't hold this opinon inside any longer. Plus something tells me that they won't be able to figure out that it's me, since this comment is written as if the author's name is "anonymous."

  2. anonymous
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    Jul 4th 2017 !⃝

    the love story of Ed Sheeran's grandparents. Nancy is his grandmother who is irish and which the song theme is very irish style music. it's how his grandparents did everything to stay together and tells their story. when the song says 22 grandkids now growing old, he is one of the grandkids.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 28th 2017 !⃝

    It's all about his grandparents' love story. Nancy Mulligan is Ed's grandma, she is irish, that's why the theme of the music, and William Sheeran is the grandpa. The song describes how they met and everything they did to marry and stay together. That's really sweet!


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