Saturday, 20 May 2017

Tour Scotland Video Women Singing General Grant Song The McManus Dundee



Tour Scotland video of women singing the General Grant song written by Michael Marra at the Festival of Museums in The McManus Galleries cafe on visit to the city of Dundee, Scotland.

U. S. Grant paid a visit to Dundee town
They spruced it up with a lick of paint and showed him round
Two bands played in fierce competition as the rain came down
But all the General said was
What a mighty long bridge to such a mighty little old town

A man called Grant hung from a window with the Stars and Stripes
The orphan boys sang Alouette, sweetness and light
And as they sang, a firebell rang, so they ran for their lives
What well-trained little orphans, what a precious little song
Said the General's wife

A carriage was called to the Magdalen Green before the darkness fell
With a short stopover for the lady's convenience at the Royal Hotel
The General smiled through the rest of the speeches, yes, he took it well
What a lovely little bandstand, a pretty little steeple
Such charming little houses, such cheerful little people
But what a mighty long bridge to such a mighty little old town

Loadsaweeminsinging is a community singing group based at The McManus in Dundee

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