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The Connaughtman's Description of Glasgow

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Connaughtman's Description of Glasgow

"The Connaughtman's Description of Glasgow", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

The song describes and Irish immigrant's first impressions of Glasgow: the herrings landed at the Broomielaw, the wondrous glass roof of the Argyll Arcade; the Royal Exchange; the statues in George Square; the equestrian statue of King William III at Glasgow Cross; Nelson's Monument at Glasgow Green; cotton mills and street sweepers in Bridgeton; steam boats and steam locomotives and a pawn shop.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
Argyll Arcade, coaches, cotton mills, folks songs, herrings, immigrants, Irish, locomotives, looms, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, River Clyde, steamboats, street songs



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