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Lady Glasgow

  • (Brian McNeill)

    Her sisters look on as she bargains and deals
    And beckons the lads wi' her eyes
    They lift up their skirts and they turn on their heels
    But it's hard for the lads to pass by

    For it's easy to see though her beauty is faded
    Her smile's still the sweetest of charms
    And there's many's the vow that's been broken by now
    For a night in an old beauty's arms

    For she's drunk and she's down
    She's brassy and bold
    She's a broken-down whore
    Wi' a heart o' gold

    The hills o' the west lay their hands on her breast
    While she smiles at the dark clouds above her
    And every man knows the favours she shows
    To fighters, losers and lovers

    Some say they've watched as she's lain wi' the sea
    And some say she's wed tae the river
    But she'll ne'er be the bride o' the Kelvin or Clyde
    While others hae kisses to give her

    For she's drunk and she's down
    She's brassy and bold
    She's a broken-down whore
    Wi' a heart o' gold

    Her children play games wi' her old lovers' names
    Chalked up on the tenement walls
    And the new lover sighs as he looks in her eyes
    For he knows that she still loves them all

    Though they stripped her and used her, romanced and abused her
    She's too old to change in her ways
    And they smile as they're led from the warmth o' her bed
    Singin', Glasgow I'll love you till the end of my days

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1991:] A song for the city where I learned to love traditional music; nobody could possibly be indifferent to it. (McNS33)

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