From CD #1:
The Holy City
Music by Stephen Adams;
words by Frederick E. Weatherly
This song is first alluded to in Joyce's early abortive novel Stephen Hero, where Father Moran advises Stephen to learn the song. It assumes major significance, however, in the Circe chapter of Ulysses, where Bloom fantasizes about becoming the leader of a new celestial golden city, the "new Bloomusalem." As Bella Cohen's gramophone blares out the song, Bloom's great edifice is erected and we get a comic parody look at what the new city of Dublin would be like under Bloom as an all-supreme ruler.
[from CD liner notes, contributed by Prof. Zack Bowen]