by William Soutar (1898 - 1943)

Language: English 
"Heh! young folk arena what they were";
Wheeng'd the auld craw to his cronie:
"Sic galivantin here and there,
Sic wastrie and aye wantin mair:
Their menners far frae bonnie.

Eh me! it's waur and waur they get
In gumption and decorum:
And sma' respec' for kirk or state."
Wi' that the auld craw wagg'd his pate
As his faither did afore him.


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