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When Holly goes to Ireland in P.S. I Love You she meets William in the bar who's playing "The Galway Girl", this is the same song that Gerry had played for her. She assumes that this is all part of Gerry's plan and he'd asked William to play it for her.

However, later we learn that William didn't know Holly was "Gerry's Holly", if he didn't know how could he know which song to play? Is it a coincidence? Is he lying?

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Have not read the book or seen the film, but I live in Ireland and can tell you that this is a perfectly believable coincidence. It is, after all, a very well known song. –  TRiG May 28 at 2:26
    
@TRiG if it was real life I'd probably agree with you but I tend to think that there are no coincidences in films - the hours of filming it takes to make each scene makes it too expensive! –  Liath May 28 at 6:39
    
I mean that if it was intended to be understood as a coincidence, it's not an implausible one. Clearly it's not a coincidence from the perspective of the writer(s), but if it is supposed to be from the characters' perspectives, it works as such. –  TRiG Jun 25 at 1:32

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