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Dipper: 37 - Some Cumnock Burns Club Presidents: 1977 - Mr.Ian Capperauld, F.R.C.S.

Author(s): John Reid

Copyright holder(s): John Reid

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These introductory verses by the Club Bard, prefaced the delivery of the Immortal Memory by the Club President.

I. MR. IAN CAPPERAULD, M.B., F.RC.S.(Ed) 1977

The "Upland Pairish" gave him birth,
An nou the warld kens his worth -
A surgeon chiel, but drugs an doses
Or Hornbook's kailblade diagnosis
Are no for him. By caur an train,
By helicopter an jet-plane
He jaunts aboot, the warld through,
Frae Cronberry tae Katmandu,
An skeely surgeons sit like weans
While Ian lectures on oor pains,
Diseases, strokes, an ilka ailment
That hastens human life's curtailment.

An expert, this, on mortal ills,
Yet nocht delichts him like the hills
Whaur guid yowes thrive nearhaun Glenbuck,
Tho whiles he'll oot wi rod an heuk
Tae try for seatroot on the Esk -
Forgotten then the laden desk!
But no for lang. Aye pressed for time!
Yet, friens, this nicht whan Burns's rhyme
We lae tae his expert dissection
He'll gie't nae scrimpit, scant inspection,
An syne we'll staun in prood ovation
Tae Ian Capperauld's operation.

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Upland Pairish/New Cumnock
Kailblade diagnosis/see Death and Dr. Hornbook.
scrimpit/scanty

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Dipper: 37 - Some Cumnock Burns Club Presidents: 1977 - Mr.Ian Capperauld, F.R.C.S.

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General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1977
Word count 197
General description Anthology of prizewinning and other Scots poems, and short stories in Ayrshire Scots.

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Text publication details

Published
Publisher Luath Press
Publication year 1991
Place of publication Barr, Ayrshire
ISBN/ISSN 0946487227
Edition First
Part of larger text
Contained in The Dipper an the Three Wee Deils: Tales and Poems in Ayrshire Scots
Editor Authors: Dr. J. A. Begg and J. Reid
Page numbers 96

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Leisure/entertainment
Private/personal

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Poem/song/ballad

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Author id 738
Forenames John
Surname Reid
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1910
Educational attainment University
Age left school 17
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Head Teacher
Place of birth Dalry
Region of birth N Ayr
Birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Lockerbie
Region of residence Dumfries and Galloway
Residence CSD dialect area Dmf
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Commmercial Traveller
Father's place of birth Dalry
Father's region of birth N Ayr
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Beith
Mother's region of birth N Ayr
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Ayr
Mother's country of birth Scotland

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Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes Home, socially
French Yes Yes Yes Yes As necessary
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Home, socially

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