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Drunken Bella Roy O
Last updated: 22.04.17
Drucken Bella Roy, a Newcastle 19th century eccentric, was a well-known street trader, selling all kinds of food from fruit and vegetables to fish etc. She was an attractive and neat young woman but sixty years later was an object of pity, thanks to the abuse of alcohol. Robert Nunn wrote this song about her to the tune of "Duncan M'Callaghan". It was published in Allan's Tyneside Songs and Fordyce's The Tyne Songster.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook but not yet in my personal repertoire
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