A Scots Poem

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  1. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    My son's school is taking part in a Scots poetry competition in a few weeks time and my son came home with a poem to learn for it. I thought I would share. I'll post a translation later if you need it!!


    "Jock an Jean"

    Jock an Jean
    A pail atween
    Went tae the well richt cheery
    Till wee Jock stummelt,
    An doon he tummelt,
    An Jean went tapsalteerie!

    Wee Jock sat
    An roared an grat
    Said Mither, "Whit's the maitter?
    Ye've dunt yir croon?
    Ye puir wee loon,
    A kiss'll mak it better"

    Jean's braw dress
    Wis sic a mess -
    She'd landit in a puddle
    "Ye've tears an aw?
    Then come awa,
    We'll stap them wi a cuddle".
     
  2. curliet

    curliet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love this! And who needs a translation to such an old classic childrens poem!
     
  3. ksacres

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  4. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

    I loved it!
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    That's great
     
  6. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

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    Loved it Outta....lets have another Scots poem.........please x
     
  7. AllChookUp

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    That is great!

    More!
     
  8. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

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    I tried to find one with chickens in it. See what you make of this one. [​IMG]


    The Coo an the Peacock

    A coo that ae day triet tae flee
    Gat stucken haaf wye up a tree.
    A bonnie beas pairt-fite, pairt-broon,
    She wisna able tae get doon.

    She criet upon her freen the meer;
    Bit she wis deef an didna hear.
    She thocht the pig micht stacher by;
    Bit he wis sloch'rin in his stye.

    It happent tee that that ilka sheep
    Wis heid-doon chaain at a neep.
    The caat wis shairpenin her clooks
    The fulp wis busy fleggin deuks.

    The hens war thrang wi clokin, fegs,
    An didna wint tae leave their aigs;
    An onywey, lick deuks an geese,
    They widna hae been muckle eese.

    A peacock syne cam nar te tree;
    An kynly speirt fat he cud dee.
    The coo criet "Help me! Dinn fail!"
    "I ken!" says he. "I'll fan ma tail!"

    The moral o the story's plain:
    Fan tribble comes, ye're on yer ain!
     
  9. Cetawin

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  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    I need an interpreter!
     
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