Songs with Glasgow Placenames in the lyrics

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:33 pm


I was sick and tired of everything,
When I called you last night from Glasgow

50 Cents P.I.M.P.

She feed them foolish fantasies, they pay her cause they wanna
I spit a little G man, and my game got her
A hour later, have that ass up in the Ramada (Ingram Street)

The Real McKenzies Kings O' Glasgow

One day in the Queen came 'to town, he went to the parade
Shtill pisht from the night before he spied her motorcade
As her car went past he made a gesture very divide
He lifted his kilt and showed his ass as dirty as the Clyde

Billy Joe Royal Cherry Hill Park


Written by B. Gilmore/R. Nix

Mary Hill used to hang out in Cherry Hill Park
The game she played lasted all day to way after dark
Now all the girls they criticized her but all the guys just idolized her
‘cause Mary Hill was such a thrill after dark, in Cherry Hill Park

Victor and Barry Kelvinside Man

There's yuppies and nouveau riche out there,

Who eat croissants and broccoli quiche out there

My fruit is a yam, I'm a Kelvinside man

(he's a man from Kelvinside)

I get fish from a van, I'm a Kelvinside man
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:05 pm

pedant alert - the Abba song is actually Super Trooper.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:32 pm

Thank God it was an ABBA song I got wrong. That was my street credibility almost gone.

Gorbals Melody (J Malcolm)

A raw night in January,
Soot fills a dark leaden sky in the Gorbals,
A neighbour knocks angrily,
As above rings the wail of a new baby's cry,
The bookmaker's boarding,
A fortyfive bus to his house up in Shawlands,
The advertise hoarding,
Sells a popular dram from the fairytale land,
Where they all live in castles.

Now your grace did a 45 bus run through Shawlands?
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Re: Correction

Postby viceroy » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:46 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Now your grace did a 45 bus run through Shawlands?

Yes it did. The old 45 bus route ran from Colston to Carnwadric and went all the way down Pollokshaws Road. It also ran along Eglinton St. so he would have had no problem catching a 45 bus from the Gorbals, a short distance away.
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Postby cheesylion » Thu Aug 17, 2006 11:05 am

Just discovered a song by Eddi Reader called 'Glasgow Star'.

It's a beautiful song, her vocal on in it is the best I've ever heard from her.

Mentions Great Western Road and Buchanan Street, it also mentions Sandstone Doorways, Busking, The Last Bus Home and Rangers Songs. All things that every 'Weedgie' has some kind of experience of!
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Postby chipsteak » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:55 pm

Altho not strictly in Glasgow, of course, i can't go thru Paisley Gilmour Street without thinking of Hue And Cry's "Looking For Linda" with its cheesy " this train for Paisley?" bit and cracking a smile.
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Postby Fossil » Fri Sep 29, 2006 6:08 pm

anyone mentioned this?
Driving Away from Home - Its Immaterial

Bum tit tit bum tit tit play yer hairy banjo
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Postby MacotheIsles » Fri Sep 29, 2006 9:48 pm

Did a certain Mr McGinn of the Calton not have a few relevant lyrics? And - tae boot - Mr Al Jolson must have sung a few Glasgow ditties about being his time in the East End.
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Re: Michael Marra

Postby The Egg Man » Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 pm

Ronnie wrote:....................

Michael Marra wrote "Mother Glasgow" about this fair city, ........................


Michael Marra died last night :(
I hear the people sing.
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Re: Songs with Glasgow Placenames in the lyrics

Postby banjo » Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:05 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: i love michaels work.always thinking outside the box with his amazing songwriting skills.
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