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parable jones 05 Aug 98 - 04:09 PM
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Subject: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: parable jones
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 04:09 PM

Can anyone supply me with words and guitar tabs for a song about Glasgow featured on Billy Connolly's World Tour Of Scotland TV show. I think the song was written by Ralph McTell


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Subject: ADD: I WISH I WAS IN GLASGOW (Billy Connolly)
From: alison
Date: 05 Aug 98 - 11:51 PM

Hi,

This is probably the one.

I WISH I WAS IN GLASGOW
(Billy Connolly)

Oh I wish I was in Glasgow
With some good old friends of mine
Some good old rough companions
And some good old smooth red wine
We could talk about the old days
And the old town's sad decline
And drink to the boys on the road

Oh I was born in Glasgow
Near the center of the town
I would take you there and show you
But they've torn the building down
And when I think about it
It always makes me frown
They bulldozed it all to make a road

And that great old place I miss so much
Has seen much better days
And still we talk about it
As we go our separate ways
Oh but Glasgow gave me more
Than it ever took away
And prepared me for life on the road

And that great old place I miss so much
Has seen much better days
And still we talk about it
As we go our separate ways
Oh but Glasgow gave me more
Than it ever took away
And prepared me for life on the road

My granny was a cleaner
My grandad drove a tram
My father an engineer
Made me all I am
They have seen the city come and go
Still they give a damn
There's so much to learn along the road

And Glasgow gave me more
Than it ever took away
And prepared me for life on the road



Slainte
Alison


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: Parable Jones
Date: 07 Aug 98 - 04:02 PM

Alison go raibh mile maith agat stevie


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: GUEST,oor Wull
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 09:30 AM

Thanks for this the words mean more to me than I can ever say


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 01:56 PM

How could anyone seriously write lines like '...and when I think about it, it always makes me frown'!!

and 'drinking smooth red wine' in a Glasgow pub??


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 05:47 PM

Coz they bulldozed it all to make a road.


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: GUEST,Ewan McVicar
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 05:22 AM

The tyranny of the third line rhyme sometimes results in desperate measures. Perhaps you should post a better line for preferential use.
And you may prefer your red wine rough, but there are in Glasgow at least red wine concoctions that slip easily down. In fact, I remember actual bathtub red wine at a party in 1960 Partick. It was smooth enough, though it caused a regrettable tendancy to make folksingers vomit. You can't have everything, though you can try.


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: I WISH I WAS IN GLASGOW (Connolly)
From: GUEST,Fruitbowlsdad_UK
Date: 31 Mar 05 - 04:22 AM

I love the Glasgow song, a great line " my Father , an Engineer, made me all I am".

I have tried to work this out, and I play it with Capo on the 4th fret.

My Chords are :

G                                                      C
Oh, I wish I was in Glasgow, with some good old friends of mine
    G                  Em             G                C            
Some good old rough companions, and some good old smooth red wine
          G                                     C
We could talk about the old days, and the town's sad decline
      G          D          G
And drink to the boys on the road


Oh, I was born in Glasgow, near the centre of the town

I would take yer there and show yer, but they pulled the buildings down

And when I think about it, it always makes me frown

They bulldozed it all, to make a road

Refrain:
          D                                  G
And that great old place I miss so much, has seen much better days
      C                G       Em             C
And still we talk about it, as we go our separate ways
    G                                     C
Oh but, Glasgow gave me more, than it ever took away
      G               D          G
And prepared me for life, on the road

Instrumental :

Refrain:


My granny was a cleaner, my grandad drove a tram

My Father, an engineer, made me all I am

They have seen the city come and go, and still they give a dam

There's so much to learn, along the road


And, Glasgow gave me more, than it ever took away

And prepared me for life, on the road


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Subject: RE: Glasgow song \ Billy Connolly
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Oct 05 - 02:30 PM

Did anyone get the guitar chords


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Subject: Lyr Add: I WISH I WAS IN GLASGOW (Billy Connolly)
From: Muttley
Date: 04 Nov 05 - 01:05 AM

This a rendering of the song, plus chords that was posted to me by "Fruitbowlsdad" from the UK. I'm sure 'Fruitbowl' won't object to my passing it along to you. A beautiful song and so poignant - especially if you have heard the 'record album (vinyl) version: I think it was the studio album "You Take My Photograph, I Break Your Face". He tells a 'wee story' prior to the song which might be fictional (but I don't believe so) but is SO Glaswegian in humour at the end.

This arrangement of wording (verses / chorus placement etc) is as it appears on that same album.


I WISH I WAS IN GLASGOW
Billy Connolly
                                                                           G                               C
Oh, I wish I was in Glasgow, with some good old friends of mine
    G                Em                G                   C
Some good old rough companions, and some good old smooth red wine
         G                                                    C
We could talk about the old days, and the old town's sad decline
    G            D          G
And drink to the boys on the road
                                                                         G                               C
Oh, I was born in Glasgow, near the centre of the town
       G                  Em                G               
I would take you there and show you, but they pulled the buildings
    C
    down
    G                                        C
And when I think about it, it always makes me frown
    G            D             G
They bulldozed it all, to make a road

                                                                     CHORUS
                                                                        D                                  G
And that great old place I miss so much, has seen much better days
    C             G                     Em       C
And still we talk about it, as we go our separate ways
       G                            C
Oh but, Glasgow gave me more, than it ever took away
       G            D            G
And prepared me for life, on the road


Instrumental


Chorus


   G                        C
My granny was a cleaner, my grandad drove a tram
   G          Em       G             C            
My Father, an engineer, made me all I am
          G                                                C
They have seen the city come and go, and still they give a damn
       G          D                G
There's so much to learn, along the road

   [last (next) two lines more slowly]
    G                            C
And, Glasgow gave me more, than it ever took away
       G            D            G
And prepared me for life, on the road

Chorded by "Fruitbowlsdad"; UK


Hope it comes through OK - if not, drop me a PM and send me your email address (don't worry, I'll "lose" it again after i post it back and I'll send you a "MS Word" copy I have saved. I'll also post this through on your PM (if I can remember how to do so!!!!

John 'Muttley' Waters


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wish I Was in Glasgow (Billy Connolly)
From: GUEST,Chris F
Date: 30 Jan 11 - 06:50 AM

Theres a lot of differing versions of this song.. Seems when you sing it you should change the "my granny was a cleaner" line to one of your own... Tell your own story so to speak

My granny was a teletypist so im buggered... :) haha !


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wish I Was in Glasgow (Billy Connolly)
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Apr 12 - 05:15 PM

The piano acually sounds antastic with this song. Does anyone have the music? Violin and Guitar alongside give it real smooth warm feeling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wish I Was in Glasgow (Billy Connolly)
From: Senoufou
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 04:03 AM

The words "My father, an engineer, made me all I am" are ironic, as Billy Connelly was frequently sexually abused by his father, and cruelly beaten.
He became an alcoholic and was very troubled, until his wife Pamela Stephenson helped him come to terms with it all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: I Wish I Was in Glasgow (Billy Connolly)
From: GUEST,akenaton
Date: 11 Mar 18 - 08:16 AM

Well I knew and had many a drink with Billy and Tam long before Pam came on the scene....He was a really nice well adjusted young guy, friendly and interested in everything....Tam was the fighter, Billy the peacemaker.......Celebrity fucked his head up slightly as it does to most performers, makes them easy meat for the "psycho babblers".


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