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. Find an Hotel anywhere in the World
Electric Scotland's Classified Directory
An amazing collection of unique holiday cottages, castles and apartments, all over Scotland in truly amazing locations.

Click here to get a Printer Friendly Page

An Unco Tryst

[A Strange Meeting]

Lyrics composed by John Henderson on the 31st of August, 2013,
to Woody Guthrie's music for his song, ' It's Hard, Ain't It Hard',
played here by Jim Bottorff.

I sat quaitly musin' ae nicht,
Fair teen'd wi' the gloamin's oorie licht,
Till in maze I saw, a quine unco braw,
An' syne thocht, "Are ma een seein' richt?"

I speer'd, "Fit like?", she said,"Graun!"
Neist heeld oot ae tiny protty haun'.
I teuk it fest syne, happin' it wi' mine,
At whilk, Losh! she wagg'd a gowden wan'.

Wull ye troo fit I tell ye ?
We flee'd tae the kirkton wissin' tree,
She fusper'd wi' glee, her een twinklin' tee,
"I loo loons fa hiv a dream wi' me!"

quaitly=quietly; musin'=thinking; ae=one; nicht=night; fair=quite; teen'd=charmed; oorie=eerie licht=light; maze=amazement; quine=a girl; unco=extraordinarily; braw=beautiful; syne=then; thocht=thought; een=eyes; richt=correctly; speer'd=asked; fit like=how are you; graun=grand; neist=next; heeld=held; oot=out; protty=pretty; haun=hand; teuk=took; fest=quickly; happin'=covering;
whilk=which; losh=gosh; wagg'd=waved; gowden=golden; wan'=wand; troo=believe; fit=what; flee'd=flew; kirkton=village; wissin'=wishing; fusper'd=whispered; tee=too; loo=love; loons=boys; fa=who; hiv=have.

Return to John's Poetry 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