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ChrisGeorge 05-08-2012 02:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by John Beaton (Post 140549)
Well, itís a bit of a ridiculous poem, but it has some sort of crowd-appeal.

Hi John

Yes it's a ridiculous poem but the point is that it is written by Robert Burns with relish, and equally delivered with relish by your good self. A rollicking bollocking good time. ;)

Well done once more, John!

Cheers

Chris http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/...f7f5973d_o.gif

John Beaton 01-17-2016 03:42 AM

I've added an "Immortal Memory", a poem workshopped on TDE during its heyday. There's the old haggis-stabbing too.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge (Post 244685)
Hi John

Yes it's a ridiculous poem but the point is that it is written by Robert Burns with relish, and equally delivered with relish by your good self. A rollicking bollocking good time. ;)

Well done once more, John!

Cheers

Chris http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3553/...f7f5973d_o.gif


Nigel Mace 01-17-2016 04:01 AM

A very bold endeavour to laud Burns in his ain verse, brawly and bravely done - and a Happy New Year, John. Lest further contributions to this thread lead to objections about 'bumping up' old threads, I shall create a new, but connected, one, where I hope we can prolong our meeting.

Gail White 04-27-2016 01:20 PM

Are we ever going to get a new distinguished performance?

Julie Steiner 08-30-2016 01:18 PM

Apparently not. Unless you're volunteering. Hint, hint.

David Anthony 08-30-2016 02:12 PM

Watching the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, it seems to me that Scotland will never leave the Union, whatever the Scots Nats say: too much shared history and aspiration.

John Whitworth 10-30-2016 07:41 AM

Should anyone ask me I will give a rousing rendition of any Burns poem you care to name. If it is Tam O'Shanter, then lock your bairns away lest they have bad dreams.

Five tomahawks wi' bluid red usted.;
Five scymitars wi' murder crusted,
A garter hich a babe had strangled;
A knife a father's throat had mangled -
Whom his ain son o' life bereft-
The grey-hairs yet stack to the heft;
Wi' mair of horrible and awefu',
Which even to name would be unlawfu' ...


Re those rebellious Scots. They will not leave the UK because they can't afford to. We have subsdised them generously since 1707.

Bu Alas,there is no celtic word for 'Thank you!'

Ann Drysdale 10-30-2016 12:17 PM

Diolch yn fawr iawn, John.

Mark McDonnell 10-30-2016 03:16 PM

John, thank you, that was spectacular. Honestly. Don't tell my uncle Jim but I've never seen it done better...

'O wad some Power the giftie gie us
To see oursels as ithers see us!
It wad frae mony a blunder free us,
An' foolish notion:'

Never will a truer word etc...


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