The Funeral Of The Late Ex-Provost Rough, Dundee – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Funeral Of The Late Ex-Provost Rough, Dundee ‘Twas in the year of 1888, and on the 19th of November, Which the friends of the…

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The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Bonnie Sidlaw Hills Bonnie Clara, will you go to the bonnie Sidlaw hills And pu’ the blooming heather, and drink from their rills? There…

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Oban – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Oban Oh! beautiful Oban with your lovely bay, Your surroundings are magnificent on a fine summer-day; There the lover of the picturesque can behold, As…

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Forget-Me-Not – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Forget-Me-Not A gallant knight and his betroth’d bride, Were walking one day by a river side, They talk’d of love, and they talk’d of war,…

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Balmoral Castle – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Balmoral Castle Beautiful Balmoral Castle, Most handsome to be seen, Highland home of the Empress of India, Great Britain’s Queen. Your woods and waters and…

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The Wreck Of The Steamer London – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Wreck Of The Steamer London ‘Twas in the year of 1866, and on a very beautiful day, That eighty-two passengers, with spirits light and…

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The Death Of The Rev. Dr. Wilson – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Death Of The Rev. Dr. Wilson ‘Twas in the year of 1888 and on the 17th of January That the late Rev. Dr. Wilson’s…

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The Battle Of Shina, In Africa, Fought In 1800 – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Shina, In Africa, Fought In 1800 King Shuac, the Giant of Mizra, war did declare Against Ulva, King of Shina, telling him…

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Little Pierre’s Song – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Little Pierre’s Song In a humble room in London sat a pretty little boy, By the bedside of his sick mother her only joy, Who…

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Bill Bowls The Sailor – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Bill Bowls The Sailor ‘Twas about the beginning of the present century, Bill Bowls was pressed, and sent to sea; And conveyed on board the…

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A Tribute To Dr. Murison – William Topaz Mcgonagall

A Tribute To Dr. Murison Success to the good and skilful Dr Murison, For golden opinions he has won From his patients one and all,…

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The Sunderland Calamity – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Sunderland Calamity ‘Twas in the town of Sunderland, and in the year of 1883, That about 200 children were launch’d into eternity While witnessing…

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The Irish Convict’s Return – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Irish Convict’s Return Ye mountains and glens of Old Ireland, I’ve returned home to ye again; During my absence from ye My heart always…

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The Clepington Catastrophe – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Clepington Catastrophe ‘Twas on a Monday morning, and in the year of 1884, That a fire broke out in Bailie Bradford’s store, Which contained…

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The Battle Of Alexandria – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Alexandria It was on the 21st of March in the year of 1801, The British were at their posts every man; And…

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Jottings Of New York – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Jottings Of New York Oh, mighty city of New York, you are wonderful to behold– Your buildings are magnificent– the truth be it told– They…

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Beautiful Crief – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Beautiful Crief Ye lovers of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief, Take my advice, and visit the ancient town of Crieff; The…

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Wreck Of The Schooner Samuel Crawford – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Wreck Of The Schooner Samuel Crawford ‘Twas in the year of 1886, and on the 29th of November, Which the surviving crew of the “Samuel…

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The Great Franchise Demonstration – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Great Franchise Demonstration ‘Twas in the year of 1884, and on Saturday the 20th of September, Which the inhabitants of Dundee will long remember…

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The Bonnie Lass O’ Ruily – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Bonnie Lass O’ Ruily ‘Twas in the village of Ruily there lived a bonnie lass With red, pouting lips which few lasses could surpass,…

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Nora, The Maid Of Killarney – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Nora, The Maid Of Killarney Down by the beautiful Lakes of Killarney, Off times I have met my own dear Barney, In the sweet summer…

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Farewell Address At The Argyle Hall – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Farewell Address At The Argyle Hall Fellow Citizens of Dundee. I now must bid farewell to ye. For I am going to London far away….

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An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay – William Topaz Mcgonagall

An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay ‘Twas in the year of 1888, and on July the 14th day, That an alarming accident occurred in…

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The Wreck Of The Columbine – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Wreck Of The Columbine Kind Christians, all pay attention to me, And Miss Mouat’s sufferings I’ll relate to ye; While on board the Columbine,…

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The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay! With your numerous arches and pillars in so grand array And…

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The Death Of The Old Mendicant – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Death Of The Old Mendicant There was a rich old gentleman Lived on a lonely moor in Switzerland, And he was very hard to…

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The Battle Of Omdurman – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Omdurman Ye Sons of Great Britain! come join with me And King in praise of the gallant British Armie, That behaved right…

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Lines In Reply To The Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News Of Mcgonagall’s Departure From Dundee – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Lines In Reply To The Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News Of Mcgonagall’s Departure From Dundee Dear Johnny, I return my thanks to you; But more…

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Bonnie Callander – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Bonnie Callander Chorus — Bonnie Helen, will you go to Callander with me And gaze upon its beauties and romantic scenery Dear Helen, it will…

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A Tribute To Mr Murphy And The Blue Ribbon Army – William Topaz Mcgonagall

A Tribute To Mr Murphy And The Blue Ribbon Army All hail to Mr Murphy, he is a hero brave, That has crossed the mighty…

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The Storming Of The Dargai Heights – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Storming Of The Dargai Heights ‘Twas on the 20th of November, and in the year of 1897, That the cheers of the Gordon Highlanders…

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The Loss Of The Victoria – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Loss Of The Victoria Alas! Now o’er Britannia there hangs a gloom, Because over 400 British Tars have met with a watery tomb; Who…

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The Castle Of Mains – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Castle Of Mains Ancient Castle of the Mains, With your romantic scenery and surrounding plains, Which seem most beautiful to the eye, And the…

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The Battle Of Alma – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Alma ‘Twas on the heights of Alma the battle began. But the Russians turned and fled every man; Because Sir Colin Campbell’s…

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Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Jack Honest, Or The Widow And Her Son Jack Honest was only eight years of age when his father died, And by the death of…

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Beautiful Aberfoyle – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Beautiful Aberfoyle The mountains and glens of Aberfoyle are beautiful to sight, Likewise the rivers and lakes are sparkling and bright; And its woods were…

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A New Year’s Resolution To Leave Dundee – William Topaz Mcgonagall

A New Year’s Resolution To Leave Dundee Welcome! thrice welcome! to the year 1893, For it is the year I intend to leave Dundee, Owing…

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The Funeral Of The German Emperor – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Funeral Of The German Emperor Ye sons of Germany, your noble Emperor William now is dead. Who oft great armies to battle hath led;…

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The Bonnie Lass O’ Dundee – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Bonnie Lass O’ Dundee O’ a’ the toons that I’ve been in, I dearly love Dundee, It’s there the bonnie lassie lives, The lass…

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Montrose – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Montrose Beautiful town of Montrose, I will now commence my lay, And I will write in praise of thee without dismay, And in spite of…

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Edinburgh – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Edinburgh Beautiful city of Edinburgh! Where the tourist can drown his sorrow By viewing your monuments and statues fine During the lovely summer-time. I’m sure…

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An Autumn Reverie – William Topaz Mcgonagall

An Autumn Reverie Alas! Beautiful Summer now hath fled, And the face of Nature doth seem dead, And the leaves are withered, and falling off…

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The Wreck Of The Barque Wm. Paterson Of Liverpool – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Wreck Of The Barque Wm. Paterson Of Liverpool Ye landsmen all attend my verse, and I’ll tell to ye a tale Concerning the barque…

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The Newport Railway – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Newport Railway Success to the Newport Railway, Along the braes of the Silvery Tay, And to Dundee straghtway, Across the Railway Bridge o’ the…

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The Death Of The Queen – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Death Of The Queen Alas! our noble and generous Queen Victoria is dead, And I hope her soul to Heaven has fled, To sing…

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The Battle Of Gujrat – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Gujrat ‘Twas in the year of 1849, and on the 20th of February, Lord Gough met and attacked Shere Sing right manfully….

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Lines In Praise Of Tommy Atkins – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Lines In Praise Of Tommy Atkins Success to Tommy Atkins, he’s a very brave man, And to deny it there’s few people can; And to…

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Beautiful Village Of Penicuik – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Beautiful Village Of Penicuik The village of Penicuik, with its neighbouring spinning mills, Is most lovely to see, and the Pentland Hills; And though of…

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A Tale Of The Sea – William Topaz Mcgonagall

A Tale Of The Sea A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold, Enough to make one’s blood run cold; Concerning four fishermen cast…

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The Sprig Of Moss – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Sprig Of Moss There lived in Munich a poor, weakly youth, But for the exact date, I cannot vouch for the truth, And of…

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The Inauguration Of The University College – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Inauguration Of The University College Good people of Dundee, your voices raise, And to Miss Baxter give great praise; Rejoice and sing and dance…

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The Capture Of Havana – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Capture Of Havana ‘Twas in the year 1762 that France and Spain Resolved, allied together, to crush Britain; But the British Army sailed from…

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The Battle Of Corunna – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Battle Of Corunna ‘Twas in the year of 1808, and in the autumn of the year, Napoleon resolved to crush Spain and Portugal without…

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Grace Darling – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Grace Darling As the night was beginning to close in one rough September day In the year of 1838, a steamer passed through the Fairway…

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Beautiful Balmerino – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Beautiful Balmerino Beautiful Balmermo on the bonnie banks of Tay, It’s a very bonnie spot in the months of June or May; The scenery there…

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Women’s Suffrage – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Women’s Suffrage Fellow men! why should the lords try to despise And prohibit women from having the benefit of the parliamentary Franchise? When they pay…

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The First Grenadier Of France – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The First Grenadier Of France ‘Twas in a certain regiment of French Grenadiers, A touching and beautiful custom was observed many years; Which was meant…

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The Blind Girl – William Topaz Mcgonagall

The Blind Girl Kind Christians, pray list to me, And I’ll relate a sad story, Concerning a little blind girl, only nine years of age,…

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Mcgonagall’s Ode To The King – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Mcgonagall’s Ode To The King Oh! God, I thank Thee for restoring King Edward the Seventh’s health again, And let all his subjects throughout the…

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Death And Burial Of Lord Tennyson – William Topaz Mcgonagall

Death And Burial Of Lord Tennyson Alas! England now mourns for her poet that’s gone- The late and the good Lord Tennyson. I hope his…

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