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Easy-Gaun Tam

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Easy-Gaun Tam

"Easy-Gaun Tam", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This song is about an "easy-going" man from Langside who came to Glasgow to see the Prince of Wales lay the foundation stone of the University of Glasgow at Gilmorehill in 1868. The cocky but naive country lad meets a street trader, has an unfortunate experience in MacLeod's Waxworks, and has a painful encounter with a Glasgow policeman.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
Easy-Gaun Tam, folks songs, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, pipes, poetry, Royal visits, smoking, street songs, University of Glasgow, waxworks



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