‘The door is shut fast And everyone’s out.’ But people don’t know What they’re talking about! Say the fly on the wall, And the flame on the coals, And the dog on his rug, And the mice in their holes, And the kitten curled up, And the spiders that spin — ‘What, everyone out? Why, […]
I like a mouseWhen he’s not in my house,And a ratWhen he goes nibble, nibble, like that.I like a mole; he’s a kind little soul,And a stoatWith a smudge like snow on his throat.I like a shrewWith his nose in the dew,And a hare,For he leaps and runs everywhere;I like a foxWith his little white […]
Tha sìol beag san talamh
Ach ciamar a nì e fàs?
Woolly, woolly bear
Who feeds on the weeds,
Hurry furry chestnut,
Move at speed.
I opened a book and in I strode
/ Now nobody can find me.
/ I’ve left my chair, my house, my road,
/ My town…
Tune: Ti, ti, ti, ta (wi’ apologies tae Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony)
/ Duddingston Loch
/ Skate ower…
The moon shone down on the jungle.
/ Night Monkey climbed up the tree.
/ She clambered and leapt to where Day Monkey slept,
A child should always say what’s true
/ And speak when he is spoken to,
/ And behave mannerly at table;
/ At least as far…
Wee wullie waggletail, what is a’ your stishie?
Tak a sowp o’ water and coorie on a stane:
Ilka tree stands dozent, and the wind without a hishie
Fitters in atween the fleurs and shogs them, ane be ane.
I’ve a kisty,
/ I’ve a creel,
/ I’ve a baggie
/ Full of meal.
/ I’ve a doggie
/ At the door,
/ One, two,
/ Three, four.
Johnnie Scott was awful thin,
/ His bones were sticking through his skin;
/ Now he’s got a double chin,
/ With eating Colter’s candy.
/ Allabally, allabally…
Twa wee birdies,
Sittin on a hill,
Ane ca’d Jack,
And anither ca’d Jill.