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The Camlachie Militia

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Camlachie Militia

"The Camlachie Militia", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This comic song by Charles Watson pokes fun at the militia regiments raised to defend the country from the (rather unlikely) threat of a Russian invasion during the Crimean War. The jokes are classic music hall fare: "Since they as-saulted us... we'll give them pepper... and now we're muster'd, we'll tip it him hot and strong."

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
Crimean War, folks songs, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, Shakspere Saloon, singing saloons, soldiers, street songs, The Camlachie Militia, volunteers



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