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Foo Mony Hoolets?

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

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Foo mony hoolets hoot roon aboot the hoose?
There's hungeret Horace Hoolet
On the look-oot fur a moose

There is genteel Harry Hoolet
Suppin denner wi a speen
There is scunnerin Hackit Hoolet
Wi his oxters bowfin green.

There is sleekit Hamish Hoolet
Wi a doocot fur a nest.
There is a slystery Hetty Hoolet
Wi her pudden doon her vest

There is Hooligan the Hoolet
Luikin fur some glaiss tae smash
(Flew intae a double decker
Heelstergowdie. Sic a crash)

There is Skinnymalinkie Hanna
Fatty Hetty big an broon
There's a hoolet caad Horatio
Fa ay sleeps upside doon.

Foo mony hoolets hoot roon aboot the hoose?
As mony as the bubbles
In a tin o orange juice!

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Foo Mony Hoolets?

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Text audience

Adults (18+)
Children (under 13s)
Teenagers (13-17)
General public
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 122

Text medium

Book

Text publication details

Published
Publisher Self-limited editions
Publication year 2004
Place of publication Aberdeen

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 112
Forenames Sheena
Surname Blackhall
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Brought up Protestant, now Buddhist
Occupation Writer and supply teacher
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Aberdeen
Region of residence Aberdeen
Residence CSD dialect area Abd
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Manager of Deeside Omnibus Service
Father's place of birth Aboyne
Father's region of birth Aberdeen
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Private Secretary
Mother's place of birth Aberdeen
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic Yes Yes Yes Yes Elementary. Gaelic choir. Poetry.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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