My Home Town
Then away to the west — to the beautiful west!
To the fair city of Glasgow that I like the best,
Where the River Clyde rolls on to the sea,
And the lark and the blackbird whistle with glee.
and this, only second?
Beautiful city of Glasgow, I now conclude my muse,
And to write in praise of thee my pen does not refuse
And, without fear of contradiction, I will venture to say
You are the second grandest city in Scotland at the present day!