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I'll tell me ma when I go home,
The boys won't leave the girls alone.
They pulled my hair, they stole my comb,
But that's all right 'til I go home.
She is handsome, she is pretty,
She's the belle of Belfast City,
She goes courtin', a one, two, three
Please won't you tell me who is she?

Now Albert Mooney says he loves her,
Now the boys are fighting for her.
Knockin' on the door and they're ringin' the bell, sayin'
"Oh my true love, are you well?"
Out she comes as white as snow
With rings on her fingers and bells on her toes.
Johnny Murphy says she'll die
If she doesn't get the fellow with the roving eye.

I'll tell me ma when I go home,
The boys won't leave the girls alone.
They pulled my hair, they stole my comb,
But that's all right 'til I go home.
She is handsome, she is pretty,
She's the belle of Belfast City,
She goes courtin', a one, two, three
Please won't you tell me who is she?

Let the wind and the rain and the hail come high,
And the snow come shoveling from the sky.
She's as nice as apple pie,
And she'll get her own lad by and by!
When she gets a lad of her own
She won't tell her ma when she comes home.
Let them all come as they will
It's Patrick Murphy she loves still!

I'll tell me ma when I go home,
The boys won't leave the girls alone.
They pulled my hair, they stole my comb,
But that's all right 'til I go home.
She is handsome, she is pretty,
She's the belle of Belfast City,
She goes courtin', a one, two, three
Please won't you tell me who is she?
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    Unregistered4 days ago at 11:41 pm
    The song talks about how a girl in Belfast, Ireland, is adored by all the boys, and they all want to court her or marry her. It is told from the point of view of a girl who has noticed her and doesn't know who she is. This song has been choreographed by some Irish dancing schools in North America, possibly other countries.
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    UnregisteredMar 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    A few lyrics and names wrong there - albert mooney says he loves her - not patrick murphy and some places she is the belle of dublin city.
  • U
    UnregisteredSep 18, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    It's about a girl from belfast in N. Ireland who catches everyone's eye. It's generally just a catchy wee tune we sing 'round ireland

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