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Girls of Paisley Road

"Girls Of Paisley Road", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This comic song is about a soldier from Yorkshire. "Brown was a spark, rather fond of a lark, and a married man though not chaste." He woos another woman ("he coaxed and he pressed, coaxed, cuddled and carressed"), but his wife finds him with his new girlfriend in a pub, and a fight ensues. The women turn their attentions on Brown - "he was jolly well thrashed, his head was smashed." The police are called and Brown ends up in the cells.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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courting, drinking, fashions, fighting, fights, folks songs, gaols, Girls Of Paisley Road, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, prisons, promenading, pubs, romance, street songs, strolling, Town Hall, women



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