Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe

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Biddy Mulligan the Pride of the Coombe (sometimes just called Biddy Mulligan) is a song written by Seamus Kavanagh in the 1930s, and made famous by Jimmy O'Dea.[1]

History of the Song[edit]

The songwriter Seamus Kavanagh collaborated with the scriptwriter Harry O'Donovan, who in turn had formed a partnership with Jimmy O'Dea. Kavanagh based this piece on the song The Queen Of The Royal Coombe, which he had found in a 19th-century Theatre Royal programme.[2] Other similarly themed songs also performed by O'Dea were The Charladies' Ball and Daffy the Belle of the Coombe, concerning Biddy Mulligan's daughter.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Harte, Frank, 'Songs of Dublin', (ed.), 1978, Gilbert Dalton, Dublin and 1993, Ossian Publications, Cork. ISBN 0-946005-51-6
  2. ^ WTV Zone

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