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Elphinstone Kist   Bairn Rhyme

Ma Mither Tongue     by: Stewart, E.E.

I ken I'm lookit doon upon
For speakin oot sae braid
Bit foo nae use ma mither tongue?
It's jist as it wis made!

Some say it's vulgar. Nae, fie na!
Aul farrant it may be
Bit langwidge at my faither spak
Is gweed aneuch for me.

An fin I'm writin tae ma friens
I see, noo an again,
The aul Scots wirds come creepin in
Tae mak ma meanin plain.

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