Yorkshire Girl

The strains of "My girl's a Yorkshire girl," an Edwardian music-hall song by C. W. Murphy and Dan Lipton, first sound in Blazes Boylan's mind near the end of Wandering Rocks. They recur in Circe, it would seem, not only because one of the prostitutes says that she is from Yorkshire, but because the song itself concerns a meretricious young woman. For Boylan, who will be knocking on Leopold Bloom's door in an hour or two, the song holds an even more obvious significance.

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The Shannon Colleens, performing "My girl's a Yorkshire girl" in June 2010. Source: YouTube.

Sheet music cover for "She's a Lassie from Lancashire," another song by C. W. Murphy and Dan Lipton. Source: www.fredgodfreysongs.ca.