Bridge Over/ Brig Ower
by: Johnston, Mary
Going to school each morning
I crossed the bridge over the Ythan -
Comin hame in e efterneen
I lamp it ower e brig.
E loons are guddlin for troot
doon ablo e twa brigs ower The Ythan -
teacher told us a pearl was once found
an it's now in the Queen's Scottish Crown.
Boys don't guddle for trout anymore
instead they build rafts and have races -
an faar Boatie Tam eest ti row ye across
somehoo ey've biggit a roddie.
On the eighth o January two thousand and sixteen
the Ythan burst its banks, (in the papers and on TV) -
an George Thamson's hoose aside e Twa Brigs
wis flooded; e like hid niver been seen
in aa e ald fowks' mindins.
Yes, everything's changed -
aye aathin's chynged.