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The Bridgeton Weaver

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The Bridgeton Weaver

"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

Keywords:
barbers, barbers' shops, handloom weavers, handloom weaving, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, pie shops, pies, razors, romance, shaving, slashings, street songs, The Bridgeton Weaver



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