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GUEST,Observer Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos (116* d) RE: Lyr Req: The glesga eskimos 28 Aug 18

as you have not actually bothered to listen to the Glesca Eskimos or probably any of the other songs from that era

Now as you apparently cannot read or comprehend the English language Gallus Moll, here once again is what was said:

Taking credit and stealing the thunder of others by false appropriation is, I think rather despicable, making the song itself nothing more than a "braggart's" chant. Thankfully, in all the decades that I have been attending folk clubs, concerts and festivals, I have never heard it sung.

I have however read the lyrics (Difficult not to - they appear in this thread) but I would suggest that there is a marked difference in someone who has not actually bothered to listen to the Glesca Eskimos and someone who has never heard it sung

But Gallus as someone who thinks the song is a great, fun song

Taking this bit first:

We'll gaff that nyaff ca'd Lanin
We'll spear him whaur he blows
We are the Glesca Eskimos

Well the "Glesca Eskimos" gaffed nobody did they - they were totally ineffectual and none actually existed when Laning and the Proteus turned up according to Jim McLean.

We've been in mony a rammy, lads, we've been in mony a tear
We've sortit oot this kind afore, we'll sort them onywhere
O, get yuir harpoons ready--he's comin up for air
--We are the Glesca Eskimos

"Been in mony a rammy, we've been in mony a tear" - very much doubt it.

"We've sortit oot this kind before, we'll sort them onywhere" - The Glesca Eskimos as described by McLean sortit oot naebody, they couldn't even be bothered to turn up on the day. They achieved S.F.A.

I would have thought for a song to be relevant it would have to bear some, even the vaguest, semblance to the events the song describes.

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