Check all the Clans that have DNA Projects. If your Clan is not in the list there's a way for it to be listed.
Glenora Single Malt Whisky

Electric Scotland's Classified Directory An amazing collection of unique holiday cottages, castles and apartments, all over Scotland in truly amazing locations.
Scottish Review

Click here to get a Printer Friendly Page

Auld Jock Jack


Lyrics composed by John Henderson on 27th March, 2008,
to the old fair-ground tune, 'Calliope Stars".

Ae day fan his sillar ran oot,
Auld Jock Jack wonner'd fit shid be roupit;
He cwid sell his coos an his bul,
Or his shaltie an cairt tae boot.
"Och life's a fair scunner, he mained,
Nae yin tents gin fowks the liks o' me are trachled;
Bit there'll come the day thit they'll feel the pinch an aa,
An fit it's lik tae be wi age an poortith shackled."

Sae aff tae the mairket he gaed
Wi' teem cairt an his shaltie fur roupin;
The laird micht jist coff baith o them
Fur tae cairry his braw faavour'd maid.
"Ay, life's a fair scunner, he girned,
Nae yin tents gin fowks the liks o' me are trachled;
Bit there'll come the day thit they'll feel the pinch an aa,
An fit it's lik tae be wi age an poortith shackled."

An syne fan the haimmer banged doon,
Twis the laird fa hid baetin aa ithers;
Tho' Jock pooched echt poonds he wis dool
As he wauk'd hame wi'oot leukin roon.
"Ay, life's a fair scunner, he frooned,
Nae yin tents gin fowks the liks o' me are trachled;
Bit there'll come the day thit they'll feel the pinch an aa,
An fit it's lik tae be wi age an poortith shackled."

It teuk him a whilie oan fit
Tae win back tae his cottage an feedle,
Fan a sicht fur sair een steed there prood,
Faar his shaltie an cairt hid been pit.
"Losh, life's fu surpreeses," he lauched,
As he keeked at the note oan his cairt stacken,
An saw mony freens'd bocht them back fae the laird,
Nae likin auld Jock Jack wi age an poortith braken.


Return to our Lyrics Page

 


This comment system requires you to be logged in through either a Disqus account or an account you already have with Google, Twitter, Facebook or Yahoo. In the event you don't have an account with any of these companies then you can create an account with Disqus. All comments are moderated so they won't display until the moderator has approved your comment.

comments powered by Disqus

Quantcast