by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

Black day
Language: English 
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.


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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson