"Pollokshaws Militia", a comic song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.
The song, published in 1878, pokes fun at the Pollokshaws Militia's annual three-week training camp.
Come awa', come awa', man dinna stan' an' blaw,
For when ye join oor regiment ye'll learn a thing or twa,
An' ye'll ne'er get a scaur wi' fechtin' in the glaur.
Reference: GC 398.5 GLA
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning
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