“The Belfast Lass”


The singer comes to Belfast and falls in love with "the charming Belfast lass." He claims wealth and proposes. She preferrs "the heart that's true" to riches. Confounded, he leaves for America, returns, proposes again and "she gave consent at last"


Leyden: "A love song from a ballad sheet published by Swindell's in Manchester." The Bodleian collection has almost 200 broadsides - but not this one - printed by Swindells in Manchester between 1780 and 1853. - BS


  1. Leyden 25, "The Belfast Lass" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Leyd025


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1989 (Leyden)