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Thread #58934   Message #935760
Posted By: robinia
17-Apr-03 - 10:37 PM
Thread Name: Tune Req: Butchers of Glasgow (Matt McGinn)
Subject: Tune Req: Butchers of Glasgow
The words to this song are in the Matt McGinn songbook (McGinn of the Calton) but unexplainedly without melody or indication of one. Can anyone help out? It starts out,

The butchers of Glasgow have all got their pride
But they'll tell you that Willie's the prince
For Willie the butcher has slaughtered his wife
And sold her for mutton and mince.

and goes on from there . . . .