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Buckie Braes

This recording is of the Perth poem Buckie Braes by William Soutar.
The Scots transcription uses the traditional literary conventions described in Wir Ain Leed, it is a transcription of what was said, not an attempt at phonetic accuracy and may differ from that of the author.

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It isna faur frae oor toun
By ony gate that gaes;
It isna faur frae oor toun
Tae gang tae the Buckie Braes;
Whaur the wee linn lowps the craigies
An whaur the cushats cruin;
An the happers in the growthy gress
Are diddlin ower thair tuin;
Wi a chickie-chick-chickerie,
Dickie-dick-dickerie,
Tickie-tick-tickerie,
Jiggety-jig.

Mony a bairn frae oor toun
In the canty simmer-days;
Mony a bairn frae oor toun
Haiks up tae the Buckie Braes,
Whaur the birk links in wi the rodden
An the burnie rinnles doun;
An the happers in the growthy gress
Are diddlin ower thair tuin;
Wi a chickie-chick-chickerie,
Dickie-dick-dickerie,
Tickie-tick-tickerie,
Jiggety-jig.