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on hearin Willie Hunter's Laivin Lerik Herbir, fur d first tym

Author(s): Mark R Smith

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dir tyms afore
dt im lisnd,
but noo i see
dt im nivir herd.

i keyn ower weel d tyoon,
cn whisl him,
athoot tinkin,
but dat duzna mean
dt im ivir herd him
afore,
duzna mean dt
dir been ony kynd o a
cunekshun,
whit-so-ivir.

tiday
i herd,
i herd it;
herd dt dir a lyf in iviry naut,
herd d pain, an d soul, an d sadness,
d seleebraishun, d regrets, d nivir duns,
d nivir seens
d wirds nivir seid;
heerin it aa ida nauts,
aroond d nauts,
atween d nauts
trow d nauts.

dir tyoons wee mair compleekaitit melodies,
with greater variations of rythym,
more diverse shifts of key,
less formal structures;
but naun o dim
hae as mukl itae dm
as dy tyoon
dt i herd daday
fur d first tym.

i nivir kent dee
i nivir saa dee;
i’m herd dee naim,
ryt eenyauch,
but dat’s aa.
doo’s tucht me, doe,
cuz dir sumthin itae dat tyoon
dt im nivir felt
afore.

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on hearin Willie Hunter's Laivin Lerik Herbir, fur d first tym

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Text audience

General public
Informed lay people
Other Self + anyone interested in dialect writing
Audience size 1

Text details

Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2005
Word count 173

Text type

Poem/song/ballad

Author

Author details

Author id 868
Forenames Mark
Initials R
Surname Smith
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1970
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Place of birth Lerwick
Region of birth Shetland
Birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Glasgow
Region of residence Glasgow
Residence CSD dialect area Gsw
Country of residence Scotland
Father's region of birth Shetland
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's region of birth Shetland
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Sh
Mother's country of birth Scotland

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English Yes Yes Yes Yes

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