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I wrote this wee poem about life in Glasgow. I might be a tad byest, but i think there is no better place to be than Glasgow. It is spoken in Scottish slang. The words and accents vary across the country....this is Glesga Patter.

I wish I could say the bag pipes in the background were me, but no....maybe one day though. The tune is called 'Amazing Grace'.

I deleted the first version and have put up this replacement, if you heard it before you prob won't notice the difference because it is so slight, but i have tried to adjust the tone to make it sound like more like me. Anyway enough pish fae me...
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Lyrics
Whit ye dain stonen awer there lookin aw glaikit
Git oot the rain ‘n’ mon awer here fir a blether
It may be dreich, it may be drab
But this is oor wee toon, naer mind the weather


Fir punters ‘n’ patter theres nae place like it
Fir music ‘n’ swally it’s pure gallus
Fullay wee nooks ‘n’ crannies tay discover
Mon stoat inside this belter ay a palace


Awrite Jimmi, hows it gaun?
Yer lookin a wee bit pished
Aye pal, blootert, steamin, stocious
Its just whit a wished


Take a swatch at oor wee toon
Where it isnae wrang tay be insane
Once yer here ye willny leave
Cause glesga toon is noo yer hame

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A wee haun fir yeez (some help for you)

Dain - doing
Stonen - standing
Awer - over
Glaikit - many meaninngs - stupid, foolish, thoughtless, vacant
Oot - out
Mon - come on
Blether - chat
Dreich - wet, grey, dreary weather
Toon - town
Naer - never
Punters - people
Patter - banter, chat
Swally - alcoholic drinks
Gallus - many meanings - Bold, daring, rash, wild, unmanageable, excellent
Fullay - full of
Nooks 'n' crannies - little corners, hidden away places
Stoat - walk
Jimmi - The name that everyone gets called in Glasgow
Gaun - going
Pished / Blootert / Steamin / Stocious - drunk
Swatch - look
Wrang - wrong
Willny - will not
Hame - home
Glesga - Local name for Glasgow, comes from the Gaelic

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Uploaded: Mar 17, 2008 - 10:05:01 PM
Last Updated: Mar 17, 2008 - 10:05:01 PM Last Played: Jan 10, 2017 - 11:03:03 PM
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Feter said 3539 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Glasgow
yu know my opinion about this wee poem my friend
and more about the settin adn the accent ..this all
so good and I realy have a real wish and dream to
visit glasgow someday !
thnx for sharin !
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Glaikit said 3539 days ago (March 17th, 2008)
Glasgow
Cheers Feter, if you do make it to Glasgow my door is always open!
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craighalkett said 3539 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Great picture...
painted of a great city, thanks for sharing, cheers Craig
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Glaikit said 3539 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Ta
cheers for you time!
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ceilidh said 3539 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
Ach Ben
my heart aches with homesickness for Glasgow.
I spent 4 the most wonderful years of my life there and they are tatood in my heart for ever. You made me SO happy with your little poem and mostly with that sweetest glaswegian accent...
Please post more, you will find in me very grateful, happy and excited listener. Always :)
All my love to my wonderful Glasgow and the whole Scotland....
Paja
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Glaikit said 3539 days ago (March 18th, 2008)
ceilidh
thanks again! Really glad you had a good time in Glasgow, if you ever come back be sure to give me a shout and we can go to a ceilidh!
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bonnieprincejohnny said 3535 days ago (March 21st, 2008)
Aye.
Top man.
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Glaikit said 3522 days ago (April 3rd, 2008)
johnny
Cheers pal
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oldlibmike said 3509 days ago (April 16th, 2008)
Fun!
I had the pleasure of spending a very brief few hours there on a tour..during a Celtic/Rangers match...was advised not to take sides..go figure!

Unfortunately I wasted the day gawking at castles instead of catching the match.

I appreciate the translations
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Glaikit said 3503 days ago (April 22nd, 2008)
Cheers Mike
maybe next time you kin discover mair wee nooks 'n' crannies aroon the toon. Thanks for having a listen.
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jie said 3322 days ago (October 21st, 2008)
o the banter
loved the poem and totally agree. im from a village called Kibarchan near Johnstone, and there isnt a better city to visit than Glasgow aw this pish you hear about it being tough is crap a more friendlier and helpful people you couldnt find. Cheers
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Glaikit said 3312 days ago (October 30th, 2008)
Cheers
for listening. I know Kilbarchan well and have a few friends there. I used to live in Bridge of Weir. I live in Partick at the moment. I have always lived in and around glasgow and consider it to be the most diverse city i know. Maybe we went to the same school, i went to Gryffe.

All the best
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jie said 3312 days ago (October 31st, 2008)
hi
Christ the bundy, habbies ya bass ,sorry old habits never die. I went to Johnstone High for my sins and used to get chased home every day from the Johnstone Jimmies. Thanks for replying and take care might bump into you in chat if i ever get time take care
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