© by Christopher Murray Grieve (1892 - 1978)

Country Life
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
Ootside!... Ootside!
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Confirmed with The Complete Poems of Hugh MacDiarmid, Volume 1, edited by Michael Grieve and W R Aitken, Penguin Books, Middlesex, 1985, Page 31.

bum-clocks = bumble bees
corn-skreich = corncrake
guissay = pig
cray = pigsty
golochs = earwigs
on the ca’ = being rocked
fochin’ = making


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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