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Lament for Hawkie

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Lament for Hawkie

"Lament for Hawkie", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This song was written by Thomas Pollock in memory of William Cameron, alias Hawkie, the famous beggar and street entertainer. "Although he of a leg was lame/His tongue had no defection."

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
beggars, chapmen, disabilities, disabled, folk songs, homeless people, Lament for Hawkie, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, street entertainers, street songs



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