by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

Language: English 
Steepies for the barnie 
Sae moolie in the mou': 
Parritch for a strappan lad 
To mak his beard grow. 

Stovies for a muckle-man 
To keep him stout and hale: 
A noggin for the auld carl 
To gar him sleep weel. 

Bless the meat, and bless the drink, 
And the hand that steers the pat: 
And be guid to beggar-bodies 
Whan they come to your yet.


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Researcher for this text: Mike Pearson

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