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The Pride of Glasgow

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Pride of Glasgow

"The Pride Of Glasgow", a McGonagall-esque love song which has been preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 held at the Mitchell Library.

This song tells of a young man who fell in love with a Glasgow maid. "She's proper, tall and quite complete, like waxwork made from heart to feet."

The young man was "cut down" by a "daring foe" in India: a sad fate, even for someone who wrote such dreadful doggerel as this!

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
folks songs, love songs, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, romance, soldiers, street songs, The Pride Of Glasgow, women



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