O'er Mony Cowies in Buckie
C. M. Flett
  • Written in Doric after many long hours tracing the histories of various Cowie families
  • February 2003

  • Thir wir o'er mony Cowies bade in Buckie,
  • In the Catbow 'n the Yardie as weel.
  • Wi ginealagy ye need tae be lucky,
  • Or faimly trees jist winna be real.
  • Bit the tee-names come in fine 'n handy,
  • In helpin' tae sort oot faa's faa,
  • Thir's Bibies 'n Bullens 'n Captains
  • 'N Carrots....wi a Cock Carrot 'n a'
  • Thir's Codlins 'n Collins, wir they nae the same?
  • File Cornals 'n Coups feenish aff a' the C's.
  • Deidles, Dodles 'n Dods sine Dougalls they name,
  • Dowies, Dozies, 'n Duncans end a' the D's
  • Click to return to our Poets' corner
  • Cowie Gullies faa' seem tae hiv bade doon the Yardie,
  • Mules, Pums nae forgettin' up-market Pum Carrot,
  • Pum Imlach, Rosie Dick or jist plain Cowie Rosie
  • Maaks ye winner the meanin', 'n hoo did they merit.
  • Cowie Rover is fine for a sea-farin' man...
  • Fit means Sannack, Spirral or Steener?
  • Cowie Upple's nae easy tae unnerstan,
  • Wis Santa Upple fae Nevada?...we winner.
  • Thir wir o'er mony Cowies bade in Buckie,
  • In times past, twis the commonest name,
  • Says Black1 wi' schilastic author'ty...
  • "From Kincardine they originally came".
  • 1The Surnames of Scotland, Dr. George F. Black