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A Soutar Poem

In the following audio file, Iain Mackintosh, President of the Friends of William Soutar, reads s short poem by William Soutar. Please click your mouse on the file to hear it.

Black Day

A skelp frae his teacher
For a' he cudna spell
A skelp frae his mither
For cowpinowre the kail.
A skelp frae his brither
For clourin his braw bat:
And a skelp frae his faither
For the Lord kens what.