Glasgow Barber, The
DESCRIPTION: Pat from Belfast stops at a Glasgow barbershop for a Mayo haircut but is given a Scottish haircut instead. When Pat refuses to pay the barber calls two bobbies. Pat takes down bobbies and barbers with his stick. Enough of Scottish barbers and haircuts.
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Morton-FolksongsSungInUlster)
KEYWORDS: fight Ireland Scotland humorous police hair
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Morton-FolksongsSungInUlster 30, "The Glasgow Barber" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morton/Maguire-ComeDayGoDayGodSendSunday 29, pp. 71-72,116,168, "The Glasgow Barber" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [82 words]: Anthony Columbanus O'Cadhla points out a clarification to the description: "it should be pointed out that 'Pat' actually hails from County Mayo in the West of Ireland -- on the Atlantic seaboard -- which the song's lyrics clearly indicate. In order to travel from Mayo to Glasgow, it is first necessary to make one's way to Belfast, a port city on the Irish sea, which lies on the east coast of Ireland. and from there take passage on a ferry to Glasgow, also a port city on the Irish sea." -(RBW)
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