Added TheGlasgowStory: Dausin' in the Sauty


Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

Bloody Friday
Bloody Friday

NBL Locomotive at Stobcross
NBL Locomotive at Stobcross

Dausin' in the Sauty

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

*Open in New Window
Dausin' in the Sauty

"Dausin' In The Sauty", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

The song was probably performed in the famous singing saloons of the Saltmarket and it celebrates the "select society" that lived there, in one of Glasgow's most overcrowded and filthy slum areas. A "bauk" is strip of ground or a narrow path, and probably refers to a close or wynd. If the singer was "dossing" or sleeping rough, it is hardly surprising he pays no rates! A "clure" is a dint, or a blow.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

bauks, closes, Dausin' In The Sauty, dossers, folk songs, homeless, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, overcrowding, poetry, poverty, singing saloons, slums, street songs, Tiernay's Bauk, wynds

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 1 image in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options