"The Bridgeton Weaver", a song which was written and sung by P Pollok. It has been preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.
The song tells of a barber loses his sweetheart to a Bridgeton Weaver "with his heddles and wittles, his treddles and shuttles." But the weaver suffers a more grievous loss - the barber cuts off his nose!
Reference: GC 398.5 GLA
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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