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Pollokshaws Militia

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Pollokshaws Militia

"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

Keywords:
folks songs, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, Pollokshaws Militia, sham fights, soldiers, street songs, training camps, Volunteers



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