Wednesday, October 29, 2008

the Long Stairs

It's doon the Lang Stairs,
And strite alang the Close,
All in Baker's Entry,
Adam Buckham Knows
Nanny carries water,
Tommy Cobbles shoes,
And Adam gans aboot
Gethering in the news
Adam kissed the servant lass,
That will never do;
If he dissent mind himsel,
The kitty myeks him rue,
Adam gat the lass wi' bairn;
That will never do.
If he dinna marry her
The kitty gars him rue.
(kitty=jail; to gar= to make, to cause)