A skelp frae his teacher For a’ he couldna spell A skelp frae his mither For cowpin owre the kail. A skelp frae his brither For clourin his braw bat: A skelp frae his faither For the Lord kens what.
- by William Soutar (1898 - 1943), "Black day", appears in Collected Poems, first published 1948 [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by (Edward) Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976), "Black day", op. 84 no. 4, published 1972 [tenor and piano], from Who are these children?, no. 4. [text verified 1 time]
Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson