старая зануда (froken_bock) wrote,
старая зануда

Cтихи, прилагавшиеся к килтам:

Я помню. Нас в школе тоже к Дню Бернса заставляли что-то похожее учить. За прошедшие 30 лет лучше понимать это я не стала :(

4 класс. The Heron

The humphy-backit heron
Nearly as big as me
Stands at the waterside
Fishing for his tea
Skinny ma-linky lang legs jist like reeds
Fools aa the puddocks
Soomin mang the weeds
Here comes a rottan
A rottan soomin past
He jabs it, he stabs it
Soon it's in his wane
Then flippity-flap
He's aff hame again

7 класс. A Man's a Man for A' That

Is there for honesty poverty
That hings his head, an' a' that;
The coward slave - we pass him by,
We dare be poor for a' that!
For a' that, an' a' that,
Our toils obscure an' a' that,
The rank is but the guinea's stamp,
The man's the gowd for a' that.

What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hoddin grey, an' a' that?
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine,
A man's a man for a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
Their tinsel show, an' a' that,
The honest man, tho' e'er sae poor,
Is king o' men for a' that.

Ye see yon birkie ca'd a lord,
Wha struts, an' stares, an' a' that;
Tho' hundreds worship at his word,
He's but a coof for a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
His ribband, star, an' a' that,
The man o' independent mind
He looks an' laughs at a' that.

A price can mak a belted knight,
A marquise, duke, an' a' that;
But an honest man's aboon his might,
Gude faith, he maunna fa' that!
For a' that, an' a' that,
Their dignities an' a' that,
The pith o' sense, an' pride o' worth,
Are higher rank than a' that.

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
That man to man, the world o'er,
Shall brithers be for a' that.

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