Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the
6th of April, 2010, to Joseph W. Stern's 1895 music for the
song 'The Teacher And The Boy'.
A new Dom'nie cam tae
oor auld kirkton schule In a fair weel-aff pairt o' the lan; Oor bairns wur eeswally weel-clad as a
rule, An thit
day they leuked jist gran; Excepin ae laddie, aa raggit an thin, Fa he caa'd oot syne speer'd him a wee ...
"Och, fit wye are yir claes aa sae
taa'er'd an din?" An the lad gied this doolsome replee ....
"Pleese dinna flyte
me, I ken ma claes are peer; I hae nae ithers, sae thase I aye maun
weer; I hae nae
faither, mither wirks her lane Frae morn's feerst licht till comes the
nicht Tae kep
Oor Dom'nie felt wae
at the vratch's sair plicht, An the poortith noo us fowks cud see; Sae haudin him tichtly he patted his heid, An sweesh'd a tear frae his ee; Thit ev'nin he caa'd by the lad's fem'ly
hame Faur he
seen brocht new howp tae them aa, Fur the pairis hid fun claes an sheen fur
ilk yin, Sae nae
mair shud they suffer ava.
Faur's noo thon laddie,
an fit becam o' him? List fyle I tell ye, he's wyse an soond o'
limb; Yit his
nae faither, mither she's sae prood, Fur her ain lad's noo Dominie, An aye daen good !
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