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King Kong​’​s Visit to Glasgow

from Glasgow by Findlay Napier

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Michael Marra, The Bard of Dundee, wrote some of the best songs about Glasgow. I found this song when I was looking for something else on YouTube. It’s from a 1989 show called NB present’s Michael Marra. The song was written about a dream that the actress Caroline Paterson had. She and Michael were working on a show together at Dundee Rep. Caroline, who suffered from insomnia, had very vivid dreams when she did eventually sleep. She would tell Michael her dreams in the morning.


King Kong’s Visit to Glasgow Michael Marra

Kong’s up in Red Road he wants to mend his ways
He’s using fist fulls of jumbo jets to wipe the tears from his face
And enter an angel with a shamrock on her thigh
And a liking for great big monkeys with tears in their eyes

And she said come and see the Celtic
You will love the way they play
But if this team is to flourish don’t kill McStay
She repeated to him pure don’t kill McStay

So he bumps into the floodlights the crowd begin to sing
Why don’t you take him to Ibrox we think he might blend in
And keep away from the People’s Palace with his big and clumsy ways
Come with me to The Perfect Beat but don’t kill Josef K
She repeated to him don’t kill Patrick Cane

The next thing he knows he’s a husband with a wife and children too
Now I’m a husband with a wife and kids and it’s all thanks to you
And he turned and he waved from a jumbo jet, a tear was in his eyes
Down there smiling was this little angel with a shamrock on her thigh
And he waved them all goodbye, he winked and waved them all goodbye


from Glasgow, released October 13, 2017
Findlay Napier- Lead Vocal, Guitar
Boo Hewerdine- High Strung Guitar


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Findlay Napier Glasgow, UK

One of Scotland's finest songwriters. In 2021 he was nominated for Musician of the Year at the Scot’s Trad Music Awards and in 2018 he was the first solo act to be nominated for Live Act of the Year. Described as Micheal Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright or a Scottish James Taylor this master storyteller's songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire. ... more


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