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The Lass Come Back Fae Trystin wi her Jo

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The lass come back fae trystin wi her jo,
Come back wi haunds aa reid. - Her mither speired her:
'An whit fir are your haunds sae reid, my dochter?'
The lassie awnswered, 'I hae poukit roses,
An my haunds were stuggit bi their jags.'
Aince mair she come fae trystin wi her jo,
Come back wi lips aa reid. - Her mither speired her:
'An whit fir are your lips sae reid, my dochter?'
The lassie awnswers, 'I hae eaten rasps,
An my lips are tashed wi berry-bree.'
Aince again she's trystin wi her jo,
Comes back wi peelie chafts. - Her mither speirs her:
'An whit fir are your chafts sae peelie, dochter?'
The lassie awnswered: 'Redd a grave, o mither,
Hide me there, an stell a cross abune,
Then scart upon that cross, juist as I tell you:
Aince she come back hame wi haunds aa reid,
Reid they'd turned atween her luver's haunds.
Aince she come back hame wi lips aa reid,
Reid they'd turned aneath her luver's lips.
Then she come back hame wi peelie chafts,
Peelie that her luver wis sae fause.

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The Lass Come Back Fae Trystin wi her Jo

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Text audience

General public
Audience size 21-100

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Title of original (if translation) Flickan kom infrån sin älsklings möte
Author of original (if translation) Johan Ludvig Runeberg
Language of original (if translation) Swedish
Word count 191

Text medium

Magazine (e-zine)

Text publication details

Published
Publisher Fox (Edinburgh University Press poetry magazine)
Publication year 1991
Place of publication Edinburgh
Part of larger text
Contained in Fox, no. 6 (1991)
Editor C Marvin, J C Grant
Page numbers 23

Text setting

Leisure/entertainment

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 232
Forenames Tom
Surname Hubbard
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1950
Educational attainment University
Age left school 18
Upbringing/religious beliefs N/A
Occupation Academic, librarian and writer
Place of birth Kirkcaldy
Region of birth Fife
Birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Kirkcaldy
Region of residence Fife
Residence CSD dialect area Fif
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Caterer
Father's place of birth Dysart
Father's region of birth Fife
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Fif
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Caterer
Mother's place of birth Dysart
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 Everyday
Italian Yes Yes Yes Yes Work, holiday, fluency fluctuating
Polish No No No No Smattering. Work, holiday
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes Everyday. Scots spoken in relaxed circumstances

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