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Jim Campbell
Land Of My Fore Fathers - "The Laird and the Poacher"


A CERTAIN LOCAL CHARACTER FA SHALL REMAIN NAMELESS FOR OBVIOUS REASONS, WIS OOT IN THE INCHBROOM WIDDIES GAUN ABOOT HIS ILLEGAL BUSINESS. THE POACHIN HAD BEEN GAUN WEEL AS HE LOOKIT INTAE HIS BAG AND SEEIN’ A MIXED BAG O’ CONTRABAND. THIS WIS FIN HE MADE THE FATAL MISTAKE O’ THE POACHER!. UNKNOWN TAE HIM THE LAIRDIE’S GHILLIE HAD BEEN WATCHIN’ HIM FOR SOME TIME AND WIS NOO READY TAE POUNCE ON HIM AND TAK HIM UP IN FRONT O’ THE LAIRD TAE FACE THE MUSIC. CREEPIN UP ON THE UNSUSPECTIN’ VICTIM HE LET OOT THE GHILLIE’S FAMOUS ROAR, “I’VE GOT YE”. WIR HERO NEARLY DROPPIT ON THE SPOT, BUT HE KENT IT WIS NAE EESE RUNNIN’ AND THAT IT WIS A CLEAN COP. “RICHT MY LAD, I’VE CATCHED YE AT LAST, I’VE WAITED FOR THIS FOR A LONG TIME BUT IT WILL BE WORTH IT TAE SEE YER FACE FIN THE LAIRD GITS HIS HANDS ON YE. SO ESCORTED BY THE GHILLIE BY THE SCRUFF O’ THE NECK THEY MADE THEIR WYE TAE THE LAIRDIE’S HOOSE. EFTER BEIN’ HAULED INTAE THE HOOSE, THE LAIRDIE, FA WIS NOO DANCIN‘ WI RAGE AND GLEE AT HAE’N AT LONG LAST CATCHED THE LONG TERM SCOUNDREL SAT HIM DOON AND BEGAN TAE LECTURE HIM ABOOT STEALING OTHER FOWKS PROPERTY. EFTER THE TIRADE WIS OWER THE BOLD LAD SPOKE UP.”AND FA SAID THEY BELONGED TAE YOU”. THE LAIRDIE REALLY GOT ON HIS HIGH HORSE THEN,”MY FOREFATHERS FOUGHT FOR THIS LAND AND ALL THE RIGHTS THAT GO WITH IT” HE ROARED. "AH WEEL I’LL JIST TAK YOU OOT THE BACK, AND WE CAN FAICHT FOR IT NOO” WIS THE QUICK RESPONSE FAE THE SCALLYWAG.


 


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