“The Sights and Scenes of Belfast”


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.


Leyden says that this is a "song that takes us on a tour of the city in the 1870s." - BS


  1. Leyden 8, "The Sights and Scenes of Belfast" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Leyd008


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1989 (Leyden)