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GUEST,Boab 06 Feb 04 - 11:59 PM
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Subject: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 06 Feb 04 - 11:59 PM

I have a request from a friend --whom most of you will know, but allow me to refrain from a "name-drop"--who asks i I can supply lyrics to a song having the title/line "When I leave Old Glasgow Behind". This may well be a parody of another more widely known song, I don't know for sure. Could anybody help?


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I LEAVE OLD GLASGOW BEHIND
From: masato sakurai
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 12:43 AM

From here:

I'm leavin old glasgow forever
I'm sayin ta ta cheerio
To all my good friends I say never
the landlord he says I must go
I'm sailin away doon the watter
Sailin away ower the sea
But I'll leave yi something for
Auld lang syne
When I leave old glasgow behind

I'll leave you kelvingrove park tae the winchers
An sauchiehall st tae the clicks
Ill leave yi a bookie tae lift aw your lines
I'll leave the noon record as well
Aw the coolies can huv paddy's market
The barra's as well ah dont mind
But i'll leave yi somethin fur auld lang syne
When ah leave auld glesca behind


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 07 Feb 04 - 01:55 AM

Hey --bingo Masato Sakurai! There will be one pleased Lady! Thanks.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Feb 04 - 10:48 PM

I don't know the tune, but I suspect it's a parody of WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, by Irving Berlin, from 1915. The lyrics of that song are posted in this thread.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Boab
Date: 09 Feb 04 - 12:07 AM

I doubt it, Jim---the "meter" doesn't fit.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 02:06 PM

My brother in law invariably 'forgets'the words of this song at parties but here are lines which I remember which don't appear on this posting.
'The 'red biddie' drinkers I'll leave George's Square'

'I'll leave Celtic Park to the Celtic'

So I'm assuming there must be other verses?


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 07:14 PM

I'll keep looking "Edna" - better give you your Sunday Name I suppose.

It did occur to me that maybe a wee email to the Herald Diary might produce some results? There's a fair few folk in Glasgow read that...

Cheers


Steven


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: edna
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 08:14 PM

GREAT one of the verses began:

I'm leaving celtic park tae the celtic
an rangers to Ibrox as well
......etc....

I will try the herald ... or the sunday post


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Hillheader
Date: 13 Feb 04 - 08:31 PM

Edna

I have heard the Celtic and Rangers verses but cannot find it on the 'net. I think the McCalmans done it once on TV but these shows tended to be very ad hoc. Someone in Mudcat will find it.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: edna
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 03:48 AM

my mum just mentioned GLEN DALY.. I dont remember him but I'm off to the oxfam record exchange...
he did some glasgow songs apparently..
x


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Hillheader
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 03:56 AM

Glen Daly did lots of Glasgow and Irish stuff. Many were recorded at the Ashfield Club so you could look for the "Live at the Ashfield" Lp's.

Link to some Glen Daly titles


Good Luck.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Hillheader
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 04:11 AM

Also found a version by Lou Grant(??) released 1987 on the Scotdisc Label KITV 447.

Another Glen Daly Link
Scroll down to the "Legends of Scotland" entry. Ignore the graphics - they are out of synch!

I will be out and about in Byres Road today and will try Ruthven Lane and Lost in Music in Ashton Lane. If I find anything I will post details.

Try the Barras as well


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 06:24 AM

Lines keep coming back to me
I'll leave you a pub on each corner
Where all the young men can drink wine
But I'll leave you something etc


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,Anne
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 06:27 AM

Sorry another bit cam just as I clicked 'submit'
I'm leaving old Glasgow behind me
I'm saying ta ta tae ye all
The time has come to bid you adieu
So listen I'll tell you what I'll do for you


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 07:09 PM

I asked around and got these verses - some of the same stuff is in here that is in the bits you already got. However, I think if you look at how the rhymes work, this pair of verses is more complete and the words are in the right order.

I'll keep asking around..

Hope it helps...


Steven


I'll leave ye Kelvingrove Park tae the winchers
Sauchiehall street tae the clicks
The red biddy drinkers can hae George's Square
The fly men can aw wear their micks
The coolies can hae paddy's market
The barra's an aw I don't mind
But I'll leave ye something for auld lang syne
When I leave auld Glesga behind.

I'll leave ye Celtic park tae the Celtic
At Ibrox the Rangers may dwell
I'll leave ye a bookies tae lift aw yer lines
I'll leave the noon record as well
I'll leave ye a pub at each corner
Where aw me young freends can drink wine
But I'll leave ye something for auld lang syne
When I leave auld Glesga behind.


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 07:16 PM

Then if you just add in the other complete verse...

I'm leavin old glasgow forever
I'm sayin ta ta cheerio
To all my good friends I say never
the landlord he says I must go
I'm sailin away doon the watter
Sailin away ower the sea
But I'll leave yi something for
Auld lang syne
When I leave old glasgow behind


That's a no-bad wee three verser...


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Hillheader
Date: 14 Feb 04 - 07:34 PM

Doug

Brilliant!!!

Well done that man!!

I searched everywhere today for the record or tape and you've got it in one!!!


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: Scabby Douglas
Date: 15 Feb 04 - 12:29 PM

refresharoonie


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Subject: RE: When I leave old Glasgow Behind--lyrics?
From: GUEST,cat9878
Date: 10 Aug 04 - 01:56 PM

The Glasgow Pavillion did a show in Aug 2001 and all the old glasgow songs were featured.

I have contacted the management of the theatre to request a copy of the lyrics of When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind and if I get them I'll post them on this site.

Hope this helps


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,CHARLIE
Date: 24 Feb 08 - 02:55 PM

I'm leavin auld glesca forever,
I'm wavin ta ta cheerio,
All my young friends they say never,
But Churchill he says I must go
So i'm sailin my way doon the watter,
I'm sailin away doon the clyde,
But i'll leave ye somethin fur auls lang syne,
When I leave auld Glasgow behind.

I'll leave you Kelvingrove Park tae the winchers
And sauchiehall St tae the clicks
The rid biddy drinkers kin hae Georgie Square
The auld men kin aw wear their micks
the hairys kin huv paddys market
The barras an'all I don't mind
But i'll leave you somethin fur Auld Lang Syne
When I leave auld Glasgow behind.

I'll leave you Ibrox Park tae the Rangers
The Celtic at Parkhead do dwell
I'll lea ye a bookie tae lift aw yer lines
I leave the noon record as well
I'll lea ye a pub on each corner
Where aw ma young freends can drink wine
But I leave you something for auld lang syne
When i leave auld Glasgow behind


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,Mary from Renfrew
Date: 26 Dec 08 - 05:48 PM

This was an old WWII soldier's song. My aunt used to sing these words:

I'm leaving old Glasgow behind me.
I'm sayin' ta ta, cheerio,
All my young friends I say never,
But Churchill he says I must go.
I'm sailin' away doon the water.
I'm sailin' far over the sea,
But I'll leave you something for auld lang syne,
When I leave old Glasgow behind.

I'll leave you, Kelvingrove Park to the winchers,
Sauchihall Street tae the clicks.
Tae a' the old boozers, I'll leave George's Square.
Tae a' the old flymen, the nick.
Tae the coolies I'll leave Paddy's Market,
The Barra's as well, I don't mind;
But I'll leave you something for auld lang syne,
When I leave old Glasgow behind.

I'll leave you Celtic Park to the Celtic,
But the Rangers in Ibrox do dwell.
I'll leave you a bookie tae lift in yer lines.
I'll leave a noon Record as well.
I'll leave you a pub at each corner,
For all your young friends to get blind,
But I'll leave you something for auld lang syne,
When I leave old Glasgow behind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,jazz
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 10:43 AM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,Davy Gilchrist
Date: 22 May 09 - 10:34 AM

I tried to get someone tae buy it!
I tried my hardest to sell.
A millionaire offered a penny!
So I threw in Rothesay as well.
The toon's in an awful condition,
That's why I,m going away
I,m sailing away to the old USA.
You can huv Glesgae back in a day.

Seem to recall hearing this verse on an old Glen Daly Live from the Ashfield album that got trotted out every hogmanay in my parents home


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,Davy Gilchrist.
Date: 22 May 09 - 10:41 AM

LYRICS COMING BACK.

Oh I'm leaving Glasgow forever.
I'm saying ta-ta, cheerio!
All my old ties I must sever,
For the landlady says I must go.
I'm sailing away ower the ocean
To the land where the buildings are tall.
I'm sailing away, to the old USA,
So I bid you farewell, cheerio.

I'll leave the Kelvingrove Park tae the winchers etc.

I haven't thought of this old song in over twenty years until this morning. Thanks to everyone who has added lyrics on this thread. I'm living in the land where the buildings are tall now.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 26 May 09 - 08:43 PM

Allmusic.com says that Glen Daly's recording of WHEN I LEAVE OLD GLASGOW BEHIND is on the album "Legends of Scotland," Elm CD 4135, 2004. That album also has Daly singing WHEN I LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND – which reinforces my theory that the Glasgow version is a parody. (It's possible that they changed the tune for copyright reasons.)


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN I LEAVE AULD GLESCA BEHIND
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Jun 09 - 04:24 PM

This is my version, but I suspect it is not complete or necessarily accurate.
If you have more I would be obliged to hear them.

Alan McColl

I'm leaving old Glesca for ever.
I'm saying ta-ta, cheerio
To all my good pals I said never,
But the landlord has said I must go,
Now the town's in a foggy condition,
And that's why I'm willing to shift,
I'm leaving for beautiful London,
And I leave it to you in a gift.

I leave Celtic Park to the Celtic,
The Rangers in Ibrox can dwell,
I leave you a bookie to lift all your lines,
I leave the noon record as well,
I leave you a pub at each corner,
Where all you fine lads can get blind.
And I'll leave you something for auld syne,
When I leave auld Glesca behind.

Now, I tried to get someone to buy it,
I tried my hardest to sell,
A millionaire offered a penny,
If I threw in Paisley as well,
So I'm sailing away doon the watter,
I'm sailing way up the canaul.
I'm sailing for beautiful London,
And waving goodbye to you all.

I leave Kelvingrove Park to the wenchers,
And Sauchiehall Street to the clicks,
The tipsters and spousters can have the jail square,
And all you hard men can have micks,
To the coolies I leave Paddy's Market.
The Barras as well I don't mind,
But I'll leave you something for auld lang syne,
When I leave auld Glesca behind.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Dec 10 - 01:25 PM

I'm sure the Rangers/Celtic lines were:

I'll leave Irox Park tae the Rangers,
And Parkheid fir Celtic tae play.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: Wullie
Date: 05 Dec 10 - 12:02 PM

Can anyone get me the tune and chord sequence if possible.
thanks wullie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: Wullie
Date: 06 Dec 10 - 03:24 PM

refresh


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,Rose from Sydney Australia
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 06:56 PM

We are from Glasgow but lived in Sydney since 1970 and it's my da's 100th birthday next week and my brother is going to sing this song for him at the party. This website has really helped us with the words. Thanks everybody!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Nov 15 - 02:40 PM

pish


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: Megan L
Date: 09 Nov 15 - 02:51 PM

when I leave old Glasgow behind Glen Daly


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 15 - 02:10 AM

I've never heard this song, but it gave me a giggle - I've been considering leaving Glasgow for some time now. It can keep everything it's got to offer. I've had enough of it. Not planning to strike out for auld Amurrikey, mind!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 15 - 02:16 AM

I did think that, were I ever to sing this, I'd sing "the Irish can have Partick Cross" rather than "the Irish can have Gorbals Cross" - but that's me thinking of pure auld lang syne - I barely know any Irish in Partick any more, and the same must have been true in Glen Daly's day. I miss the Partick of my grandparents.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Nov 15 - 02:21 AM

Indeed, perhaps I'd sing "the Chinese can have Partick Cross"!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Apr 17 - 09:36 AM

Now I'm leaving Glasgow Forever
I'm saying ta ta cheerio
All my old ties I must sever
Cause the landlady says I must go

Ah'm sailing away o'er the ocean
To the land where the buildings are tall
I don't need yir toon any longer
So I'll give it away to you all

I'll    leave   the    Celtic Park fur the Celtic
The Rangers in Ibrox can dwell
Plenty of bookies to lift aw yer lines
I'll leave Patrick Thistle as well

The Irish can have Paddy's market
The Barra's as well I don't mind
I leave you all something for auld lang syne
When I leave auld Glasgow behind

I tried tae git someone to buy it
I tried my hardest tae sell
A millionaire offered a penny
So ah threw in Rothsey as well

The toon's in an awful condition
That's why I'm going to shift
I'm sailing away to the old USA
You can have Glasgow back in a gift

I'll    leave   the   Kelvingrove Park fur the lovers
And Sauchiehall Street for the clicks
Our own old Rabbie Burns he can have Georgie Square
And all the bad boys can have micks

The toffs they can have Newton Mearns
And Bearsden as well I don't mind
I leave you all something for auld lang syne
When I leave auld Glasgow behind

I'll    leave   the   Ashfield track for the greyhounds
And somewhere to play pitch and toss
The tipsters and spouters can have the jail square
The Irish can have Gorbals Cross

I leave you a pub at each corner
Where all my old pals you will find
I leave you all something for auld lang syne
When I leave auld Glasgow behind

I leave you all something for auld lang syne
When I leave old Glasgow behind


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,MICHAEL MULLIGAN-MY MOTHERS SONG SHE USED TO
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 04:36 AM

Subject: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind- IN MEMORY OF MAIME MULLIGAN



IM LEAVING AULD GLASGOW FOREVER
IM SAYING TA TA CHEERIO,
ALL MY CLOSE FRIENDS SAY NEVER
BUT THE LANDLORD SAYS I MUST GO
SO IM SAILIN AWAY DOON THE WATTER,
IM SAILIN AWAY DOWN THE CLYDE,
BUT I LL LEAVE YOU SOMETHING FOR AULD LANG SYNE
WHEN I LEAVE AULD GLASGOW BEHIND
I'll leave you Kelvingrove Park tae the winchers
And sauchiehall St tae the CLEGS
The rid biddy drinkers kin hae Georgie Square
AND ALL THE AULD MEN CAN HAE MICKS
AND THE COOLEYS CAN HAE paddys market
The barras an'all I don't mind
But i'll leave you somethin fur Auld Lang Syne
When I leave auld Glasgow behind.

I'll leave you CELTIC PARK TA THE CELTIC
AND IBROX FOR RANGERS TO DWELL
I'll lea ye a bookie tae lift aw yer lines
I leave the noon record as well
I'll lea ye a pub on each corner
Where ALL THE FLY MEN CAN GET WINED


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When I Leave Old Glasgow Behind
From: GUEST,MICHAEL MULLIGAN
Date: 31 Dec 17 - 04:49 AM

ITS SUNG TO THE TUNE I BELONG TO GLASGOW I WILL POST A VERSION ONMY FB PAGE IF ANYONE WANTS TO HEAR IT.


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