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YE'RE MA WEE GALLUS BLOKE NAE MAIR


Oh, ye're ma wee gallus bloke nae mair.
Oh, ye're ma wee gallus bloke nae mair.
Wi' yer bell-blue strides,
An' yer bunnet tae the side,
Oh, ye're ma wee gallus bloke nae mair.


As I went by the sweetie works, ma hert began tae beat,
Watchin' a' the fact'ry lassies walkin' doon the street,
Wi' their flashy, dashy petticoats, their flashy, dashy
shawls,
Five an' tanner gutty boots, "Oh we're big gallus
molls!"
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Buchan 101 SS (1962), with music, "adapted from the
singing of Josh Shaw"; a Glasgow street song. Coll. by the
ed., also, Glasgow, 1957. Var. in Tradition I (1966), 16: As
I went doon the Gallowgate/ Seein' . . . comin'. Jeannie
Robertson (cassette "What a Voice", side A 7 (5) has a
version from c. 1915: We are three wee Glasgae molls,/ We can
let you see,/ An' if you hate the one wee moll/ Ye'll hate
the heart of three./ Flashy/ Flashy/ Twelve an' a tanner's
worth of boots,/ And a'm a gallus moll. [See Opies Singing
Game (1985), 383-4, under "Sailors Sailing on the Sea", no.
106

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