The Thwarted Suitor
That ony quine sud bring me doon,
I' faith — it's maist provokin,
I'm saft's a bap fin Belle's aroon,
She disna gie a docken!
I'd like tae fauld her tae ma breist,
(An muckle mair beside)
Bit dour's a rock — a crawless cock,
Ma hauns an tongue are tied.
I'm aff ma meat — I canna sleep,
It's coorse tae be sae thwarted,
Sin Belle got on fur dairy-deem,
I wish she'd niver started!
I caimb the toozles frae the tyke,
Its coat's the colour o' her hair,
I hap the calfie ower wi' strae,
An wish hersel wis lyin there.
I waited fur her, b' the kirk,
A rowth o' bonnie wirds I'd gaithered,
She stopped — bit I wis dry as dirt,
An, like a halflin, hummed an haivered.
She's speired the grieve gin I be ill?
(For hide nur hair o' me she's seen)
I'll fork the bales, I'll kepp the bull,
Bit canna face the dairy deem!
Related Audio and Video
Scots Language Resource Centre Association Ltd. t/a Scots Language Centre, A.K. Bell Library, York Place, Perth, Scotland PH2 8EP
Registered in Scotland as an Industrial & Provident Society No. 2451R(S). Scottish Charity No. SCO21747
Scots Language in Scotland's Census 2011 | Shetland and Orcadian Scots dialect | Caithness Scots dialect | North East Doric Scots dialect | East central Scots dialects | Angus and Tayside Scots Dialect | Galloway Scots Dialect | West Central Scots Dialect | Borders Scots Dialect | Ulster Scots Dialect | Scotch language | Scots leid | Scottish Language | Ulster Scots Dialect |