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Hookey Walker

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Hookey Walker

"Hookey Walker", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This comic song was included in the repertoire of star music hall performers such as Fred Lloyd and Sam Cowell. The routine revolves around Hookey's arrest by a "whacking-bum-bailiff" and the convoluted (and innuendo-filled) tale of his unfortunate childhood and his marriage.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

Keywords:
bailiffs, courting, folks songs, Hookey Walker, lyrics, marriage, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, romance, street songs



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