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The Goose Pie
David C Purdie

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For ma guid fier, Peter Wright
 
The Goose Pie's on the Caistle Hill,
It's nae sae bad, nor nae sae ill,
Tho Honest Allan liked his yuill,
He sauved a sum,
Tae pey for ilka winock sill,
Foredoor an lum. 
 
Blyth thair he bidit bi his hairth,
Wi muckle lauchter, sang an mirth,
An fowk wad come frae ilka airth,
His vairse tae pree:
The Gentle Shepherd pruived its wirth,
It bore the gree.
 
Apon a plinth they stanced his limn,
Kerved ooten stane, aye mindin him,
Wha stieve Parnassus Brae did sclim,
An scrievit braw
Byordinar vairse at aye wull glim,
Or Lest Trump's blaw.
 
His limn keeks nou ower Princes Street,
In simmer's hait or wunter's weet,
But fegs! it certes gars me greet,
Tae ken at fowk,
Wad raither gowp ablow his feet,
At some wee gowk!
Our grateful thanks to David C Purdie for permission to print this poem which is included in a swatch of poems he is writing about his cauf kintra - Edinburgh. 

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