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Jock, Man, Hoo's Your Toorie?

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection

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Jock, Man, Hoo's Your Toorie?

"Jock, Man, Hoo's Your Toorie?", a song preserved in a scrapbook entitled Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850 which is held at the Mitchell Library.

This song is about a "country loon's" first visit to Glasgow. The poor fellow is tormented and ridiculed in the streets as a bumpkin and then, after confusing reality with artifice at a waxworks, he is arrested by the police and fined for breaching the peace.

A "toorie bunnet" is a hat decorated with a pompom and was fashionable in country districts.

Reference: GC 398.5 GLA

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
folks songs, hats, lyrics, Old Glasgow Street Songs etc, 1850, poetry, street songs, toorie bunnets, toories, waxworks



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