Paddy's Voyage to Glasgow

DESCRIPTION: Paddy goes to Scotland for the harvest. He takes the steamboat from Belfast to Glasgow and does not understand paying fare. He is confused by the town and a public show, cannot sleep for the drunk telling the hour, and is happy to leave for the Lothians
AUTHOR: John Milne (source: broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(3605))
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (GreigDuncan2)
KEYWORDS: travel humorous
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan2 293, "Paddy in Glasgow" (3 texts, 2 tunes)
Roud #5859
Bodleian, Harding B 11(3605) View 2 of 2, "Paddy's Voyage to Glasgow" ("When I took a notion from home for to stray"), unknown, no date ["Songs and poems by John Milne"]
cf. "Paddy's Ramble to London" (theme: country folk in town)
cf. "Donald's Visit to Glasgow" (theme: country folk in town)
The Broomielaw
NOTES [79 words]: Paddy is illiterate ("I never was learned my name for to spell"). He does not understand what he sees. The show he visits seems to him real: he first sees "wild beasts, few of them were tame, The nobles of Scotland came there to see them, Young Bonapart I on him did stare, I wondered what brought him from Germany there"; he is prevented by "a man with a red neck" from shaking hands with Bonapart.
Broadside Bodleian Harding B 11(3605) is the basis for the description. - BS
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