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Time

Author(s): George Hynd

Copyright holder(s): George Hynd

Audio transcription

This is a wee thing called 'Time'.

Time is a thing you've plenty of
Lasts ye a’ yer life
A precious thing for you to share
With your family or your wife.

Give some time to the old folks
The ones that stay alone
From you words wi’ you will cheer them up
Pick up the telephone.

Give some time to youngsters
They struggle in the world of today
The sound of laughter will be your reward
As ye listen to them play.

Give some time to your fellow man
Of any race or creed
Spare some time for the sick or poor
Or anyone in need.

If you give some time to everyone
Until your time ends
You'll find that in your lifetime
You'll have made a lot o’ friends.


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Information about Document 42

Time

Audio

Audio audience

General public
For gender Mixed
Audience size 1

Audio awareness & spontaneity

Speaker awareness Aware
Degree of spontaneity Spontaneous

Audio relationship between recorder/interviewer and speakers

Speakers knew each other Yes

Audio transcription information

Transcriber id 631
Year of transcription 2004
Year material recorded 1995
Word count 134

Audio type

Poetry reading/song/ballad performance

Author

Author details

Author id 611
Forenames George
Surname Hynd
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment None
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Plasterer
Place of birth Dunfermline
Region of birth Fife
Birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Bilston, Roslin
Region of residence Midlothian
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's occupation Plasterer
Father's place of birth Kelty
Father's region of birth Fife
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Kelty
Mother's region of birth Fife
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

Participant

Participant details

Participant id 611
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment None
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Plasterer
Place of birth Dunfermline
Region of birth Fife
Birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Bilston, Roslin
Region of residence Midlothian
Residence CSD dialect area midLoth
Father's occupation Plasterer
Father's place of birth Kelty
Father's region of birth Fife
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Kelty
Mother's region of birth Fife
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Mother's country of birth Scotland

Languages

Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes

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