Sweet Surrender

SWEET SURRENDER

Mother Glasgow

 

In the second city of the Empire

Mother Glasgow watches all her weans

Trying hard to feed her little starlings

Unconsciously she clips their little wings

 

Mother Glasgow's succor is perpetual

Nestling the Billy and the Tim

I dreamt I took a dander with St. Mungo

To try to catch a fish that couldnay swim

 

Mother Glasgow's succor is perpetual

Nestling the Billy and the Tim

I dreamt I took a dander with St. Mungo

To try to catch a fish that couldnay swim

 

Among the flightless birds and sightless starlings

Father Glasgow knows his starlings well

He wont make his own way up to heaven

By waltzing all his charges in to hell

 

Mother Glasgow's succour is perpetual

Nestling the Billy and the Tim

I dreamt I took a dander with St. Mungo

To try to catch a fish that couldnay swim

 

And the tree

And the fish

And the bird

And the bell

 

Let Glasgow flourish!

Glasgow Joe

 

'Cause You're a real Glasgow Joe, my boy

Sunlight in your eyes

Strolling down the London Road

Close to Paradise

Glasgow Green it is your playground

The City is your world

And you fell for her passion and her pain

 

You went marching out for Cuba

Long before you saw her shores

Standing with the West Bank

Against its bloody war

 

You're a real Glasgow Joe, my boy

Justice is your name

And you fell for her passion and her pain

 

You're a real Glasgow Joe, my boy

The city's in your heart

With your people in the East End

You grow to play your part

And Maclean's down in the shipyards

The tanks are in George Square

And you fell for her passion and her pain

 

You went marching out for Cuba

Long before you saw her shores

Standing with the West Bank

Against its bloody war

 

'Cause you're real Glasgow Joe, my boy

Justice is your name

And you fell for her passion and her pain

 

'Cause You're a real Glasgow Joe, my boy

Sunlight's in your eyes

As you're strolling down the London Road

Close to Paradise

Glasgow Green was your playground

The City your world

And you fell for her passion and her pain

Yes you fell for her passion and her pain

'Cause you fell for her passion and her pain

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