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The Drunkard's Raggit Wean

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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The Drunkard's Raggit Wean

"The Drunkard's Raggit Wean", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This classic tear-jerker is about a child who has been abused and neglected by his drunken parents. The song ends with a plea for teetotalism.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

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

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