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Thread #139040   Message #3189605
Posted By: GUEST,Allan Conn
17-Jul-11 - 03:57 PM
Thread Name: Common Scots songs 60 years ago
Subject: RE: Common Scots songs 60 years ago
(Two very popular Glasgow songs of the time)

Mind just because it (Coulters Candy) was popular in Glasgow it doesn't make it a Glasgow song. I used to sing that as an infant in the early 60s and was always told it was a local (ie Borders)song. Don't know if it is perhaps based on an earlier song but by local tradition at least in its current form it relates to a street sweet merchant who lived in 19thC Galashiels.