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Lament for Freddie

Author(s): Anna Blair

Copyright holder(s): Anna Blair

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She's no' blate
No' Kate
Kate McChisolm
The besom.
She's just new here
A year...
No, mibbee less
Less, yes
Hardly there
Fae elsewhere
And a'ready
Got Freddie
My steady.

Freddie and me
Since school, see
We were a pair.
's'no fair.
Her hair dyed
Peroxide
Just looked
An' Freddie was hooked
Line and sinker,
The stinker.
See if I care
I'm free as air...
But spare.

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Lament for Freddie

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 1

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1998
Word count 72

Text setting

Leisure/entertainment
Private/personal

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 127
Forenames Anna
Surname Blair
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1920
Educational attainment College
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Teacher/author
Place of birth Giffnock
Region of birth Glasgow
Birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Business
Father's place of birth Glasgow
Father's region of birth Glasgow
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Business
Mother's place of birth Glasgow
Mother's region of birth Glasgow
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Gsw
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
French Yes Yes Yes Yes Visits to France, correspondence
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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