Chronological List of Poems

Here are all 245 McGonagall poems published on this site, listed by month and year of composition. If you’d like to see them listed chronologically according to the events they describe, consult the McGonagall Calendar instead.

1877

1878

1879

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

1902

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Credits

The dates on this page are drawn from Norman Watson’s careful research in his book Poet McGonagall.

Comments (2) »

  1. Adrian Peel
    In the year 2015, on the 23rd day of April at 1:08 pm

    I heard the following 2 poems in Dundee. Is either a true poem of McGonagall?

    No but No
    Aye but aye
    I’m away doon the road
    Fer a cupper tea and a pie.

    As I was coming doon the road.
    I saw a coo, a bull by God!

  2. Chris Hunt
    In the year 2015, on the 24th day of April at 9:14 am

    No, Adrian, you’re a victim of the “if it’s a bad Scottish poem, it must be by McGonagall” fallacy. He’s not responsible for every bit of doggerel penned north of the border.

    Just most of it.

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