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Fiddler's Green


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A sailor's paradise, where public houses, dance halls, and other similar amusements are plentiful and the ladies are accommodating. It really had only a celestial and not a terrestrial connotation in the sailor's mind, a sort of permanent sensual Elysium or sailor's heaven but still vaguely related to the delights enjoyed by sailors ashore. A sailor who had died, and was known to have enjoyed such pleasures in his life, was often said to have gone aloft to Fiddler's Green.

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