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[Note 326.5] "You may suppose she’d lots of beaux" - In fact the long hours worked by all railway servants, and the discipline imposed by the railway companies, would have left Belle little time for boyfriends. The flirtatious barmaid takes a leading role in several songs. In this song she meets with another frequent user of the Victorian railway, the Commercial Traveller. The possibility of being conned by a pretty girl is a recurring theme in songs from this period. Harry Clifton wrote several such songs. The price of 3 shillings suggests that the sheet was aimed at a middle-class customers. 

 

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