Auld Freens
By Hythie, Banffshire Advertiser

31.7.1979

  • Whaur are ye noo, Aul Weelim Pum?
  • That hid Ned Bullen for a chum.
  • Wi' Bosun - Cockie - Costie - Shakes,
  • We eest tae play at cairds for maiks
  • Or wilks or spunks, gin times were hard,
  • Or at the bools, we'd hae a roll,
  • Or tak a taikie up the Toll,
  • Or tae the Iron Wallie wanner,
  • Or roon the Target hae a danner
  • Files tae Rochomie, up the line -
  • It's jungle noo, but that's lang syne.
  • Whaur are ye noo, Auld Willie Rosie?
  • Pete Curl - Beel Doddam - Christie - Dosie -
  • Dowps - Fling - Bo - Cowpie - Codlin Dodie,
  • That gaed deck han' wi Big Jeems Bodie?
  • Their Zulu wis the "Heerin' Queen" -
  • Strypie wis cook - that's nae yestreen!
  • Whaur are ye noo, Jeems Alex Jocky?
  • Yir broo wis burnt broon as a clocky;
  • Dod Deedle - Bowlie - Bodger - Con,
  • Jeek Sodger - Smacker - Dumpy John?
  • As loons wi' stumpicks we wid rin,
  • Or girds, or taps, or kick the tin.
  • For skippin' quines, we'd turn the ropie,
  • Or gaether lemmies for their shoppie.
  • They lived their lives, they've come an' gane,
  • An' I am left here on my lane;
  • Bit up there, there's a Grand Boat Yaird,
  • An' some day gin it please the Laird,
  • The freens I kent will gaither roon
  • Tae welcome hame a Buckie Loon.
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