William Topaz McGonagall
The Battle Of Corunna by William Topaz McGonagall

The Battle Of Corunna by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the year of 1808, and in the autumn of the year, Napoleon resolved to crush Spain and Portugal without fear; So with a mighty army three hundred thousand strong ...

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Bonnie Callander by William Topaz McGonagall

Bonnie Callander by William Topaz McGonagall

Chorus -- Bonnie Helen, will you go to Callander with me And gaze upon its beauties and romantic scenery Dear Helen, it will help to drive all sorrow away; Therefore come, ...

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A Soldier’s Reprieve by William Topaz McGonagall

A Soldier’s Reprieve by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the United States of America some years agoAn aged father sat at his fireside with his heart full of woe,And talking to his neighbour, Mr Allan, about his boy BennieThat ...

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Women’s Suffrage by William Topaz McGonagall

Women’s Suffrage by William Topaz McGonagall

Fellow men! why should the lords try to despiseAnd prohibit women from having the benefit of the parliamentary Franchise?When they pay the same taxes as you and me,I consider they ...

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An Address To The New Tay Bridge by William Topaz McGonagall

An Address To The New Tay Bridge by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful new railway bridge of the Silvery Tay,With your strong brick piers and buttresses in so grand array,And your thirteen central girders, which seem to my eyeStrong enough ...

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An All-Night Sea Fight by William Topaz McGonagall

An All-Night Sea Fight by William Topaz McGonagall

Ye sons of Mars, come list to me,And I will relate to yeA great and heroic naval fight,Which will fill your hearts with delight. The fight was between the French Frigate "Pique" ...

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A Tale Of The Sea by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tale Of The Sea by William Topaz McGonagall

A pathetic tale of the sea I will unfold,Enough to make one's blood run cold;Concerning four fishermen cast adrift in a dory.As I've been told I'll relate the story.T'was on the ...

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An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

An Excursion Steamer Sunk In The Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the year of 1888, and on July the 14th day,That an alarming accident occurred in the River Tay.Which resulted in the sinking of the Tay Ferries' Steamer "Dundee,"Which ...

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A Descriptive Poem On The Silvery Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

A Descriptive Poem On The Silvery Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful silvery Tay,With your landscapes, so lovely and gay,Along each side of your waters, to Perth all the way;No other river in the world has got scenery more fine,Only I am ...

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An Address To Shakespeare by William Topaz McGonagall

An Address To Shakespeare by William Topaz McGonagall

Immortal! William Shakespeare, there's none can you excel,You have drawn out your characters remarkably well,Which is delightful for to see enacted upon the stageFor instance, the ...

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The Tay Bridge Disaster by William Topaz McGonagall

The Tay Bridge Disaster by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silv'ry Tay!Alas! I am very sorry to sayThat ninety lives have been taken awayOn the last Sabbath day of 1879,Which will be remember'd for a very ...

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A Humble Heroine by William Topaz McGonagall

A Humble Heroine by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas at the Seige of Matagarda, during the Peninsular War,That a Mrs Reston for courage outshone any man there by far;She was the wife of a Scottish soldier in Matagarda Port,And ...

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A New Temperance Poem, In Memory Of My Departed Parents, Who Were Sober Living & God Fearing People by William Topaz McGonagall

A New Temperance Poem, In Memory Of My Departed Parents, Who Were Sober Living & God Fearing People by William Topaz McGonagall

My parents were sober living, and often did prayFor their family to abstain from intoxicating drink alway;Because they knew it would lead them astrayWhich no God fearing man will ...

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A Tale Of Christmas Eve by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tale Of Christmas Eve by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas Christmastide in Germany,And in the year of 1850,And in the city of Berlin, which is most beautiful to the eye;A poor boy was heard calling out to passers-by. "Who'll buy my ...

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A Requisition To The Queen by William Topaz McGonagall

A Requisition To The Queen by William Topaz McGonagall

Smiths Buildings No. 19Patons Lane,Dundee.Sept the 6th. 1877. Most August! Empress of India, and of great Britain the Queen,I most humbly beg your pardon, hoping you will not ...

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Descriptive Jottings Of London by William Topaz McGonagall

Descriptive Jottings Of London by William Topaz McGonagall

As I stood upon London Bridge and viewed the mighty throngOf thousands of people in cabs and 'busses rapidly whirling along,All furiously driving to and fro,Up one street and down ...

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A Summary History Of Lord Clive by William Topaz McGonagall

A Summary History Of Lord Clive by William Topaz McGonagall

About a hundred and fifty years ago,History relates it happened so,A big ship sailed from the shores of BritainBound for India across the raging main. And many of the passengers ...

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The Battle Of Waterloo by William Topaz McGonagall

The Battle Of Waterloo by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the year 1815, and on the 18th day of June,That British cannon, against the French army, loudly did boom,Upon the ever memorable bloody field of Waterloo;Which Napoleon ...

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The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

The Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Railway Bridge of the Silvery Tay!With your numerous arches and pillars in so grand arrayAnd your central girders, which seem to the eyeTo be almost towering to the ...

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An Adventure In The Life Of King James V Of Scotland by William Topaz McGonagall

An Adventure In The Life Of King James V Of Scotland by William Topaz McGonagall

On one occasion King James the Fifth of Scotland, when alone, in disguise,Near by the Bridge of Cramond met with rather a disagreeable surprise.He was attacked by five gipsy men ...

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The Moon by William Topaz McGonagall

The Moon by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Moon, with thy silvery light,Thou seemest most charming to my sight;As I gaze upon thee in the sky so high,A tear of joy does moisten mine eye. Beautiful Moon, with thy ...

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The Crucifixion Of Christ by William Topaz McGonagall

The Crucifixion Of Christ by William Topaz McGonagall

Composed, by Special Request, 18th June 1890Then Pilate, the Roman Governor, took Jesus and scourged Him,And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and thought it no sinTo put it ...

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The Sunderland Calamity by William Topaz McGonagall

The Sunderland Calamity by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the town of Sunderland, and in the year of 1883,That about 200 children were launch'd into eternityWhile witnessing an entertainment in Victoria Hall,While they, poor ...

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The Hero Of Rorke’s Drift by William Topaz McGonagall

The Hero Of Rorke’s Drift by William Topaz McGonagall

Twas at the camp of Rorke's Drift, and at tea-time,And busily engaged in culinary operations was a private of the line;But suddenly he paused, for he heard a clattering din,When ...

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An Address To The Rev. George Gilfillan by William Topaz McGonagall

An Address To The Rev. George Gilfillan by William Topaz McGonagall

All hail to the Rev. George Gilfillan of Dundee,He is the greatest preacher I did ever hear or see.He is a man of genius bright,And in him his congregation does delight,Because ...

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Adventures Of King Robert The Bruce by William Topaz McGonagall

Adventures Of King Robert The Bruce by William Topaz McGonagall

King Robert the Bruce's deadly enemy, John of Lorn,Joined the English with eight hundred Highlanders one morn,All strong, hardy, and active fearless mountaineers,But Bruce's men ...

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An Ode To The Queen by William Topaz McGonagall

An Ode To The Queen by William Topaz McGonagall

All hail to the Empress of India, Great Britain's Queen!Long may she live in health, happy and serene;Loved by her subjects at home and abroad;Blest may she be when lying downTo ...

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A New Year’s Resolution To Leave Dundee by William Topaz McGonagall

A New Year’s Resolution To Leave Dundee by William Topaz McGonagall

Welcome! thrice welcome! to the year 1893,For it is the year I intend to leave Dundee,Owing to the treatment I receive,Which does my heart sadly grieve.Every morning when I go ...

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The Blind Girl by William Topaz McGonagall

The Blind Girl by William Topaz McGonagall

Kind Christians, pray list to me,And I'll relate a sad story,Concerning a little blind girl, only nine years of age,Who lived with her father in a lonely cottage. Poor girl, she ...

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A Tribute To Mr Murphy And The Blue Ribbon Army by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tribute To Mr Murphy And The Blue Ribbon Army by William Topaz McGonagall

All hail to Mr Murphy, he is a hero brave,That has crossed the mighty Atlantic wave,For what purpose let me pause and think-I answer, to warn the people not to taste strong drink. ...

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The Sorrows Of The Blind by William Topaz McGonagall

The Sorrows Of The Blind by William Topaz McGonagall

Pity the sorrows of the poor blind,For they can but little comfort find;As they walk along the street,They know not where to put their feet.They are deprived of that earthly joyOf ...

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An Autumn Reverie by William Topaz McGonagall

An Autumn Reverie by William Topaz McGonagall

Alas! Beautiful Summer now hath fled,And the face of Nature doth seem dead, And the leaves are withered, and falling off the trees,By the nipping and chilling autumnal breeze. The ...

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A Tribute To Dr. Murison by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tribute To Dr. Murison by William Topaz McGonagall

Success to the good and skilful Dr Murison,For golden opinions he has wonFrom his patients one and all,And from myself, McGonagall. He is very skilful and void of pride;He was so ...

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A Tale Of Elsinore by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tale Of Elsinore by William Topaz McGonagall

A little child stood thinking, sorrowfully and ill at ease,In a forest beneath the branches of the tall pine trees -And his big brown eyes with tears seemed dim,While one soft arm ...

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The Relief Of Mafeking by William Topaz McGonagall

The Relief Of Mafeking by William Topaz McGonagall

Success to Colonel Baden-Powell and his praises loudly sing,For being so brave in relieving Mafeking,With his gallant little band of eight hundred men,They made the Boers fly from ...

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The Beautiful City Of Perth by William Topaz McGonagall

The Beautiful City Of Perth by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Ancient City of Perth,One of the grandest on the earth,With your stately mansions and streets so clean,And situated between two Inches green,Which are most magnificent ...

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Forget-Me-Not by William Topaz McGonagall

Forget-Me-Not by William Topaz McGonagall

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,And how very foolish lovers are. At length the bride to ...

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The Little Match Girl by William Topaz McGonagall

The Little Match Girl by William Topaz McGonagall

It was biting cold, and the falling snow,Which filled a poor little match girl's heart with woe,Who was bareheaded and barefooted, as she went along the street,Crying, "Who'll buy ...

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A Tribute To Henry M. Stanley by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tribute To Henry M. Stanley by William Topaz McGonagall

Welcome, thrice welcome, to the city of Dundee,The great African explorer Henry M Stanley,Who went out to Africa its wild regions to explore,And travelled o'er wild and lonely ...

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The Destroying Angel by William Topaz McGonagall

The Destroying Angel by William Topaz McGonagall

I dreamt a dream the other nightThat an Angel appeared to me, clothed in white.Oh! it was a beautiful sight,Such as filled my heart with delight. And in her hand she held a ...

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Beautiful Aberfoyle by William Topaz McGonagall

Beautiful Aberfoyle by William Topaz McGonagall

The mountains and glens of Aberfoyle are beautiful to sight,Likewise the rivers and lakes are sparkling and bright;And its woods were frequented by the Lady of the Lake,And on its ...

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An Ode To The Queen On Her Jubilee Year by William Topaz McGonagall

An Ode To The Queen On Her Jubilee Year by William Topaz McGonagall

Sound drums and trumpets, far and near!And Let all Queen Victoria's subjects loudly cheer!And show by their actions that they revere,Because she's served them faithfully fifty ...

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The Black Watch Memorial by William Topaz McGonagall

The Black Watch Memorial by William Topaz McGonagall

Ye Sons of Mars, it gives me great contentTo think there has been erected a handsome monumentIn memory of the Black Watch, which is magnificent to see,Where they first were ...

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The Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir by William Topaz McGonagall

The Battle Of Tel-El-Kebir by William Topaz McGonagall

Ye sons of Great Britain, come join with me,And sing in praise of Sir Garnet Wolseley;Sound drums and trumpets cheerfully,For he has acted most heroically. Therefore loudly his ...

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Nora, The Maid Of Killarney by William Topaz McGonagall

Nora, The Maid Of Killarney by William Topaz McGonagall

Down by the beautiful Lakes of Killarney,Off times I have met my own dear Barney,In the sweet summer time of the year,In the silvery moonlight so clear,I've rambled with my ...

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A Tribute To Mr J. Graham Henderson, The World’s Fair Judge by William Topaz McGonagall

A Tribute To Mr J. Graham Henderson, The World’s Fair Judge by William Topaz McGonagall

Thrice welcome home to Hawick, Mr J. Graham Henderson,For by your Scotch tweeds a great honour you have won;By exhibiting your beautiful tweeds at the World's FairYou have been ...

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The Rattling Boy From Dublin by William Topaz McGonagall

The Rattling Boy From Dublin by William Topaz McGonagall

I'm a rattling boy from Dublin town,I courted a girl called Biddy Brown,Her eyes they were as black as sloes,She had black hair and an aquiline nose. Chorus --Whack fal de da, fal ...

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The Disastrous Fire At Scarborough by William Topaz McGonagall

The Disastrous Fire At Scarborough by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the year of 1898, and on the 8th of June,A mother and six children met with a cruel doomIn one of the most fearful fires for some years pastAnd as the spectators gazed ...

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The Bonnie Lass O’ Dundee by William Topaz McGonagall

The Bonnie Lass O’ Dundee by William Topaz McGonagall

O' a' the toons that I've been in,I dearly love Dundee,It's there the bonnie lassie lives,The lass I love to see. Her face is fair, broon is her hair,And dark blue is her e'e,And ...

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The Battle Of Culloden by William Topaz McGonagall

The Battle Of Culloden by William Topaz McGonagall

'Twas in the year of 1746, and in April the 14th day,That Prince Charles Stuart and his army marched on without delay,And on the 14th of April they encamped on Culloden Moor,But ...

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