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The Parkhead Weaver

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Parkhead Weaver

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

This nonsense song is about a young weaver, Jamie Tak'-a-Tattie, who was jilted by the crinolene-wearing engineer Joanna.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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