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'All I have is two dogs and a thousand songs'

Jimmy MacCarthy says that his father, like him, suffered from "anxiety, on reflection, most of his life". He mentions his father had eight massive coronaries in one week but "lived for 26 years after that. Can you imagine trying to feed and educate 12 children when interest rates were up at around 20 per cent?"

Jimmy doesn't have to feed or educate any children of his own.

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