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The Calton Barber

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Calton Barber

"The Calton Barber", a song by Daniel Norris which has been preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, held at the Mitchell Library.

This song is about a physically deformed barber from the Calton. His appearance was so fearsome that the mere sight of him was enough to scare off the Grim Reaper.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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