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Dipper: 38 - Some Cumnock Burns Club Presidents: 1980 - Mr. William Goudie, J.P.

Author(s): John Reid

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II. WILLIAM GOUDIE, J.P. 1980

This nicht, tae see oor ongauns through,
We've gane aince mair tae Cumnock (New).
Will Goudie's banes, wi flesh an spirit,
Will grace oor Chair wi meat an merit.

New Cumnock born, New Cumnock bred,
The pitheid road, the miner's tred -
He howks nae mair Knockshinnoch coal,
Nae mair breathes stour in clarty hole.
He's filled his share o reamin hutches
An traivels nou in caurs, no cages!

Had Fortune taen anither sklent,
He micht hae gane tae Parliament,
But I jalouse yon Southron benches
Wad ne'er hae suited Willie's hainches.
Tae suffer fuils he's ne'er been fain,
Sae Lunnon's loss is Strathclyde's gain.

For Strathclyde's needs fill this man's life.
For them he'll thole the clash an strife
O coamittee an cooncil chaumers
Tae daud sense intae fellow-members,
Wife an granweans keep him canty
(Twa sons he has, tae mak him vaunty).

This nicht, for aince, he's rinnin free
'Mang couthy friens an baurley bree.
Time nou for us tae hae a word
Frae ane wha kens an loues the Bard.


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ongauns/proceedings
sklent/slant
clash/chatter,talk
canty/cheerful
vaunty/proud
baurley bree/whisky

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Dipper: 38 - Some Cumnock Burns Club Presidents: 1980 - Mr. William Goudie, J.P.

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Audience size 1000+

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Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1980
Word count 208
General description Anthology of prizewinning and other Scots poems, and short stories in Ayrshire Scots.

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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 97

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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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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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