We didn’t live too far from Barlinnie prison in Glasgow. There was always someone whose “da had gone up to the big hoose” while the younger members of the family went to the local borstal. The prison was a big part of east end life. We even had a wee song we used to sing about it.

Barlinnie

Barlinnie Prison

Ah wannie go hame, ah wannie go hame 

Tae ma wee hoose in Barlinnie

An when a get there ah’ll pull up a chair,

an waash ma face in a tinny

The porridge is great, ye dont need a plate

Ye only need a hammer an a chisel

Ah wannie go hame, ah wannie go hame

Tae ma wee hoose in Barlinnie

 

 

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