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> Maryhill Road
mcdonagh
post 22nd Oct 2007, 07:28pm
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Tenements flats
Housed Glaswegian rats
That appeared at night
When in our bunk beds we slept,
They walked at ease
Along the linoleum floor
That father laid in the kitchen.
They brought their young
And brought their friends
Rummaging at night
Scampering into their dens,
In ‘74 we went away
To let the tenements crumble and fray,
Maryhill Road was demolished and re-built,
I wonder if the rats did stay?




2005

(393 Maryhill Road)
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post 20th May 2011, 10:54am
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A long road, an up the hill,
Past the Coop, an Gilsochill,
Betty's bar, an Butney Brae,
Maryhill Road, that's where I stay.

What other road, can fairly call,
The bonny banks, a long canal,
The fox, the duck, an slender Swan,
An Aqueduct, and Fourteen Pawns.

A politician, a sunken wreck,
A fairy queen, an Jazz on deck,
Two polis stations, auld an young,
Partick Thistle, the song was sung.

Fourteen Kebab shops, tae take yer pick,
Alang wae Mohamed, an Irish Mick,
A handsome Sikh, Chinese Jews,
Overflowing, cosmopolitan stew.

We had a barracks, an Rudolf Hess,
A bomb, a blitz, an bloody mess,
A blue and white, a wee orange hall,
A White House, tae cap it all.

Punch Bowl pints, an Bookie Shop,
Brand new pool, it's got the lot,
Cocaine Heroin, an plenty pot,
Buying a telly, that's hot hot hot.

Some poor wee weans, an adult tae,
Up the hill, an doon the brae,
Fighting boys, and lassies tae,
Maryhill Road, it's here tae stay.

Social Security, an Social Work,
Underground toilet, that disnae work,
Slum Housing, One Two Three,
A bell, a bird, a chimney tree.

In the morning, just at dawn,
Watch the Deer, an her Fawn,
Crossing over, at the park,
New light cries, goodbye tae dark.

Rennie Mackintosh, an new burgh hall,
A Soldiers home, turned dance hall,
Wee corner shop, an shopping Mall,
Maryhill, it's got it all. smile.gif










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post 20th May 2011, 12:59pm
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Ionnsaigh, great wee poem and great talent on this Board biggrin.gif

Maryhill,Maryhill,
luv you still,
and always will! biggrin.gif


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post 20th May 2011, 03:07pm
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The rise and fall of Maryhill

There's a wee place called maryhill
where you visit it at your own will
Coz it's recently went down the hill
And now it is the poverty overspill
Maryhill is now a run down place
That has recently lost so much face
Because of the trash that has moved in
It has sunk to being no more than a dustbin
So why don't we send all the trash back
Be they white or be they black
Then Maryhill can regain it's face
And not be looked upon as a disgrace
It could return to it's once former glory
And that would be the end of the sad story
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post 20th May 2011, 04:13pm
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Loved all of these , As much as I love Maryhill wub.gif


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post 20th May 2011, 04:41pm
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WOW! Gon yersel, boys and girls - (though don't go publishing yours 'mary' - they're libel tae lock ye up in the Tower, fer THAT wan lol wink.gif laugh.gif ) I knew there wiz a whole 'sea' of talent oot there - an awe merryhillites!


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post 20th May 2011, 06:36pm
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It's no the Paki, nor Indian man,
Tae take the blame, fur awe that's wrang,
Mair Thatcher, an awe her gang,
That's wit happened, that's wits wrang.


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post 20th May 2011, 07:32pm
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ma granny wid agree,
ionnsaigh,
if she, were here
with us, Today

"That wummins the deevil"
she wid say,
I kid you not,
ionnsaigh
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(I see yer no feart ai huvvin yer heid oan a spike, ootside Westminster, ion!)


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post 21st May 2011, 12:49pm
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Petrol stations, not wan but two,
Chemist shops, an a broo,
Wan Queens Cross, St George's too,
Fire Station, an Wah Fu.

Mary, oh Maryhill,
Snuggled up, tae Campsie Hill,
Tenement stand, oan Ruchill,
Mary, Mary, Maryhill. biggrin.gif





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post 21st May 2011, 12:59pm
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Heid oan a spike,
Poor wee Mike,
Fur mouthin aff, at the Tory,
Scotland led, an Scotland bled,
But that's, another story.


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post 22nd May 2011, 12:33pm
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Far from the hill o` Mary
I did roam
My fortune for to seek
But my heart grew cold
As a winter stream
When I thought about my street.
No hope for me in far flung places
It was not meant for me so
I was back soon with the family.....
And all within a week....

Its that kind of place. rolleyes.gif
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post 22nd May 2011, 02:58pm
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QUOTE (Jupiter @ 22nd May 2011, 12:24pm) *
Its that kind of place. rolleyes.gif



Yes it is smile.gif


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post 22nd May 2011, 07:32pm
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The kind of place, tae rest yer heid,
Tae faw in love, tae find yer feet,
Tae feed the weans, an watch them grow,
Efter being born, in Rottenrow.

( A Toonheid tribute, tae Maryhill )


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post 22nd May 2011, 09:36pm
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Maryhill central station

Maryhill Central station, shut down in sixty – four
As crooked Dr. Beeching said it wasn’t needed anymore
In nineteen eighty – two a shopping centre took it’s place
And of Maryhill central station there wasn’t left a trace
The shopping centre was an eye sore that never done much trade
So the occupying businesses found there was no money to be made
When it came to twenty – ten the shopping centre bit the dust
And was replaced by a new Tesco store to some peoples disgust
The attractive railway station is now just a distant memory
That the Tory government looked upon as an aggressive enemy
It held a sense of architecture that will never be built again
And the Tesco store that now stands there is as nice as a pigpen
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post 22nd May 2011, 09:53pm
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It is from springbank st i did come
not to far from the firhill lum
over in dunard st was my school
Where mrs Francis saved this wee fool
With relatives around it was quite neat.
From garscube rd., northpark and firhill streets
Not far away at the round toll
My Granna lived, my heart and soul
Then on i went to NKS
my future career i still could not geuss
Hot peas and coke at Jaconnelis
where the girls would come to meet us fellas
Sunday walks tae the killermont bridge
up tae the switchback and o'er anniesland ridge
Along the canal and back tae firhill
and that was the good life, for me, in dear old MARYHILL
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