The Fruitsmelling Shop

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"The Fruitsmelling Shop"
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Single by Sonny Condell & Scullion
from the album Scullion
B-side "Down in the City"
Released 1979 (1979)
Format 7"
  • "The Fruitsmelling Shop": Windmill Studios, Dublin[1]
  • "Down in the City": January 1977 (1977-01),[2] Lombard Sound Studios, Dublin[3]
Genre Folk
Length 3:02
Label Mulligan
Writer(s) Sonny Condell
Sonny Condell chronology
"Down in the City"
"The Fruitsmelling Shop"
"Down in the City" (with Micha Marah)
Scullion chronology
"The Cat She Went a Hunting"
"The Fruitsmelling Shop"
Scullion track listing
"The Fruitsmelling Shop"
"Flight of the Pretenders"
Music sample

"The Fruitsmelling Shop" is a song by Irish musician Sonny Condell with band Scullion. It was released in 1979 as a single by Mulligan Music and distributed by Polygram Records, with "Down in the City" as its B-side. Although single is introduced as a solo work on its front sleeve, "The Fruitsmelling Shop" comes actually from the eponymous first Scullion album, while "Down in the City" is taken from the first Condell's solo album, Camouflage, published in 1977.
The lyrics are excerpted from the 10th episode, "The Wandering Rocks", of the James Joyce's Ulysses novel.[1]

Format and track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Sonny Condell.

Ireland stereo 7" single (LUNS 753)
No. Title Length
1. "The Fruitsmelling Shop"   3:02
2. "Down in the City"   4:37


"The Fruitsmelling Shop"[edit]

Additional musicians

"Down in the City"[edit]



  1. ^ a b Scullion LP notes
  2. ^ Album: Camouflage, Release Date: 1977, Recording Date: January 1977,, retrieved 1 May 2011
  3. ^ Camouflage LP notes