The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #143515   Message #3832287
Posted By: Jack Campin
13-Jan-17 - 06:38 AM
Thread Name: Sammy Bar.. Irish version.
Subject: RE: Sammy Bar.. Irish version.
"She is the belle of Dublin City"(should be Belfast)

No "should" about it. Virtually the same song has been found associated with just about every city in the British Isles. There's an Edinburgh version in Ritchie's collections from the 1950s. I doubt if anybody has the faintest idea where it started out, though we can probably rule out Cork and Peterborough because they don't fit metrically.