Sights and Scenes of Belfast, The

DESCRIPTION: The singer claims to be "a country clown" looking for work. He finds muddy streets, "scavengers" on strike, strange fashions -- "the Grecian Bend" -- hawkers that will "tear you limb from limb," drunkards and shirkers and artful dodgers.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1989 (Leyden)
KEYWORDS: commerce humorous nonballad
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leyden 8, "The Sights and Scenes of Belfast" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Leyden says that this is a "song that takes us on a tour of the city in the 1870s." - BS
File: Leyd008

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