by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

The larky lad
Language: English 
The larky lad frae the pantry
Skipp’t through the muckle ha;
He had sma’ fear o’ the gentry,
And his respec’ was sma’.

He cockit his face richt merry;
And as he jiggit on
His mou’ was round as a cherry
Like he whistled a braw tune.
And monie a noble body
Glower’d doun frae his frame o’ gowd
On the plisky pantry-laddie 
Wha was sae merry and royd.


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Last modified: 2015-03-10 11:02:00
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