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McGonagall again (or not, again*)

Sir Garnet Wilson LLD
Established a garden for the good folk of Dundee
The great man was Lord Provost and so for good measure
They preserved the tree that he looked on with pleasure.

Now the Botanic Garden fills the good folk with gladness
For the City of Dundee has known such great sadness
From parts of the garden they all have a view
Of the long Bridge of Tay, not the old, but the new.

The world has all heard of the old bridge’s fate
When many lives and a train were plunged into the spate
The bridge was affected by terrible weather
And despite many rivets it did not hold together.

(With apologies to WTMcG and Sir Garnett W. Couldn’t resist it. The plaque’s wording (click on it) is so McGonagallesque).



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