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by William Topaz McGonagall | |

The Convicts Return

 Ye mountains and glens of fair Scotland I'm with ye once again,
During my absence from ye my heart was like to break in twain;
Oh! How I longed to see you and the old folks at home,
And with my lovely Jeannie once more in the green woods to roam.
Now since I've returned safe home again I will try and be content With my lovely Jeannie at home, And forget my banishment.
My Jeannie and me will get married, And I will be to her a good man, And we'll live happy together, And do the best we can.
I hope my Jeannie and me Will always happy be, And never feel discontent; And at night at the fireside I'll relate to her the trials of my banishment.
But now I will never leave my Jeannie again Until the day I die; And before the vital spark has fled I will bid ye all good-bye.


by William Topaz McGonagall | |

The Burns Statue

 This Statue, I must confess, is magnificent to see,
And I hope will long be appreciated by the people of Dundee;
It has been beautifully made by Sir John Steell,
And I hope the pangs of hunger he will never feel.
This statue is most elegant in its design, And I hope will defy all weathers for a very long time; And I hope strangers from afar with admiration will stare On this beautiful statue of thee, Immortal Bard of Ayr.
Fellow-citizens, this Statue seems most beautiful to the eye, Which would cause Kings and Queens for such a one to sigh, And make them feel envious while passing by In fear of not getting such a beautiful Statue after they die.


by William Topaz McGonagall | |

An Ode to the Queen

 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 down
To sleep, and rising up, by the Eternal God;
Happy may her visions be in sleep .
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And happy her thoughts in the day time; Let all loyal subjects drink to her health In a flowing bumper of Rhenish Wine.
And when the final hour shall come to summon her away, May her soul be wafted to the realms of bliss, I most sincerely do pray, to sing with saints above, Where all is joy, peace and love - In Heaven, for evermore to reign, God Save the Queen.
Amen.


by 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 little rivulet running by,
Which the weary traveller can drink of when he feels dry.
And the heaven's breath smells sweetly there, And scented perfumes fill the air, Emanating from the green trees and beautiful wild flowers growing there.
There the people can enjoy themselves And wile away the time, By admiring the romantic scenery In the beautiful sunshine; And pull the little daisy, As they carelessly recline Upon the grassy green banks, Which is most charming to see, Near by the Castle of the Mains, Not far from Dundee.
Then there's the old burying-ground, Most solemn to see, And the silent dead reposing silently Amid the shady trees, In that beautiful fairy dell Most lovely to see, Which in the summer season Fills the people's hearts with glee, To hear the birds singing and the humming of the bee.


by William Topaz McGonagall | |

A New Years Resolution to Leave Dundee

 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 out The ignorant rabble they do shout 'There goes Mad McGonagall' In derisive shouts as loud as they can bawl, And lifts stones and snowballs, throws them at me; And such actions are shameful to be heard in the city of Dundee.
And I'm ashamed, kind Christians, to confess That from the Magistrates I can get no redress.
Therefore I have made up my mind in the year of 1893 To leave the ancient City of Dundee, Because the citizens and me cannot agree.
The reason why? -- because they disrespect me, Which makes me feel rather discontent.
Therefore to leave them I am bent; And I will make my arrangements without delay, And leave Dundee some early day.


by William Topaz McGonagall | |

Baldovan

 The scenery of Baldovan
Is most lovely to see,
Near by Dighty Water,
Not far from Dundee.
'Tis health for any one To be walking there, O'er the green swards of Baldovan, And in the forests fair.
There the blackbird and the mavis Together merrily do sing In the forest of Baldovan, Making the woodlands to ring.
'Tis delightful to hear them On a fine summer day, Carolling their cheerful notes So blythe and so gay.
Then there's the little loch near by, Whereon can be seen every day Numerous wild ducks swimming And quacking in their innocent play.


by 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 Mountains high are most Beautiful to see, Near by Balmoral Castle And the dark river Dee.
Then there's the hill of Cairngorm To be seen from afar, And the beautiful heathery hills Of dark Lochnagar, And the handsome little village- The Castleton o' Braemar- Which is most beautiful to see, Near by Balmoral Castle And the dark river Dee.
Then there's the handsome little church Of Crathie- most beautiful to be seen ; And the Queen goes there on Sunday To hear the Word of God Most solemn and serene, Which is most beautiful to see, Nor far from Balmoral Castle And the dark river Dee.
Then, when she finds herself At leisure, she goes for to see Her old female acquaintances That lives on the river Dee, And reads the Bible unto them, Which is most beautiful to see, Near by Balmoral Castle And the dark river Dee.