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Oor Jock's Watch

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Oor Jock's Watch

"Oor Jock's Watch", 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 Jock, who has served his apprenticeship and become a journeyman. To mark his symbolic step up from boyhood to manhood, Jock goes off to the Saltmarket with his first fortnight's wages and buys a new watch for the exhorbitant sum of 19 shillings (95p). Sadly for him, the watch proves to be less than reliable!

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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