Scots Wha Hae

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Artemis@BC, Jan 25, 2011.

  1. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    Happy Robbie Burns Day!

    "O wad some Power the giftie gie us
    To see oursels as ithers see us!"
     
  2. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Burns wrote and collected some very rude poems. Here's one of my favourites:

    "Nine Inch Will Please A Lady" by Robert Burns

    Come rede me dame, come tell me, dame,
    My dame come tell me truly,
    What length o' graith, when weel ca'd hame,
    Will sair a woman duly?
    The carlin clew her wanton tail,
    Her wanton tail sae ready -
    I learn'd a sang in Annandale,
    Nine inch will please a lady.


    But for a koontrie **** like mine,
    In sooth, we're nae sae gentle;
    We'll take tway thumb-bread to the nine,
    And tha's a sonsy pintle;
    O leeze me on my Charlie lad,
    I'll ne'er forget my Charlie!
    Tway roarin handfu's and a daud,
    He nidge't it in fu' rarely.


    But weary fa' the laithron doup
    And may it ne'er ken thrivin!
    It's no the length that maks me loup,
    But it's the double drivin.-
    Come nidge me, Tam, come nidge me Tam,
    Come nidge me o'er the nyvel!
    Come lowse and lug your battering ram,
    And thrash him at my gyvel!


    :grope: :biggrinbo
     
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  3. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

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    Éirinn go Brách! - Oh, wait. ;)
     
  4. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    :lol: Come back in a couple of months.
     
  5. Mozart

    Mozart Well-Known Member

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    Oh my luve is like a red, red rose,

    That's newly sprung in June:

    Oh my luve is like the melodie,

    That's sweetly play'd in tune.


    As fair art thou, my bonie lass,

    So deep in luve am I;

    And I will luve thee still, my dear,

    Till a' the seas gang dry.


    Till a' the seas gang dry, my dear,

    And the rocks melt wi' the sun;

    And I will luve thee still, my dear,

    While the sands o' life shall run.


    And fare thee weel, my only luve!

    And fare thee weel a while!

    And I will come again, my luve,

    Tho' it were ten thousand mile!
     
  6. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

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    Some hae meat and canna eat,
    And some wad eat that want it;
    But we hae meat, and we can eat,
    And sae the Lord be thankit.
     
  7. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    ^ I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to say the Selkirk Grace when you're serving vegetarian haggis. :D But we do use the "Address to a Haggis," even tho veggie haggis doesn't usually have "hurdies."
     
  8. Squibble

    Squibble New Member

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    I've been told it's sacrilege (not to mention ironic) to serve vegetarian haggis when you're saying the Selkirk Grace. :p
     
  9. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    I was going to go to a Burns Night at a pub in LA but they're not doing much of anything. No pipes, no readings, just samples of food for too much money. :mad:
     
  10. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    ^ That's too bad, Lanie. But if you hop in your car or on a train now, you can get here in time for the annual "Gung Haggis Fat Choy" Toddish McWong dinner -- a celebration that blends the traditions of Burns night & Chinese New Year. It's very Vancouver!
     
  11. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    Let's see, it would take me a good 21 hours to get there. :rofl:
     
  12. Artemis@BC

    Artemis@BC Well-Known Member

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    It's on Jan 30 -- traditionally held sometime between Robbie Burns day and the start of Chinese New Year (the latter being late this year).
     
  13. Lanie

    Lanie Well-Known Member

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    Maybe I could make it if I had a passport! ;) That would be sooo much fun.
     
  14. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Heading for Helsinki

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    Oh, that Gung Haggis Fat Choy dinner is amazing. I have never attended, but watch the website a lot.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDeyfm1NiDA

    Didn't Todd Wong win an award for multicultural services last year? He's quite a guy.
     
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  15. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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    I have this in a beautiful frame in my dining room. My grandfather left it to me when he died, and it means everything to me. :)

    My mom's was due to give birth to me today, and my name was going to be Robin, after Robbie Burns. Unfortunately, I decided to laze around for a few more days. :lol: