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The Port-Dundas Canal

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Port-Dundas Canal

"The Port-Dundas Canal", 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 an ill-fated journey in mountainous seas, on the Forth and Clyde Canal. The canal was less than 10 feet deep. Canal boats were drawn along by horses on the tow path.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
canal boats, canals, excursions, folks songs, Forth and Clyde Canal, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, sailors, storms, street songs



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