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Flare-up in the Briggate

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Flare-up in the Briggate

"Flare-up in the Briggate", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This song describes the misfortunes of a gullible country boy, who is lured to a house of ill-repute in the Bridgegate, and robbed of his belongings. The moral is plain: "Take care how you pick your loves, and all such lasses shun."

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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