Hannigan's aunt

The thought of Mulligan's disapproving aunt turns Stephen's mind to a popular song about another guardian aunt in the similar-sounding Hannigan family. By playing the tune in his head, he subverts Mulligan's elitist family snobbism with a low-life, rowdy ballad, just as he subverted Garrett Deasy's upper-crust family mythology with a rousing ballad of the Catholic peasantry.

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The Songs of Percy French, edited by James N. Healy. Source: www.musicroom.com.

Granite bench with bronze statue of Percy French in the main square of Ballyjamesduff, scultped by Alan Ryan Hall. Source: Wikimedia Commons.