Wan Sunny Morn In May

by Rab   Mar 9, 2021

Twa laddy’s went a walkin
Oan the road tae Ayrshire toon
Wan oh them wiz Tam Forsyth
An the ither, Wullie Broon
Wae aftershave an best claiths oan
Wae a smile an swagger tae
They heeded intae Ayrshire toon
Wan sunny morn in May

They wur lookin fir a wife or twa
An tae marry in the spring
At the kirk doon by the waterfall
As the choir they wid sing
They set aboot tae find their brides
Sae fast withoot delay
As they searched sae hard in Ayrshire toon
Wan sunny morn in May

They set off tae the library
But nae lassies did they see
The next stop wiz the local gym
But it wiz shut fur tea
They reckoned fur tae try the pub
Thit stood high upon the brae
An there they sat in Ayrshire toon
Wan sunny morn in May

They hud ten pints oh heavy
Wae some nips tae chase them quick
Tam wiz really blootered
An pare Wullie, he wiz sick
The landlord banned the pare oh them
As oan the grun they lay
Crawlin oot oh Ayrshire toon
Wan sunny morn in May

They gote back hame at midnight
Baith wur skint an oot their mind
Reflectin oan their escapade
Of nae lassies did they find
But they made a pact that very nicht
Tae try again nixt day
An walk the streets oh Ayrshire toon
Wan suuny morn in May


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  • 2 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    i do like the Scottish accent and this poem highlights that well. The link above is where, i think, you've published this before. Not that this is an issue, as long this is your work. BTW I like your profile picture, that did make me smile. Welcome to the site. You'll find us a welcoming bunch, many of us with colourful personalities.

    Take care.

  • 2 years ago

    by Keira Pickard

    I stumbled on a few lines, but then again I struggle to read anything however it's written, lol. Very funny, I enjoyed it a lot.
    Welcome to poems and quotes!

  • 2 years ago

    by Everlasting

    Uhmm, English is still a mystery for me, pronunciation wise... and while this is Uhmm English, I would definitely benefit if there was ... Uhmm... like someone reading this piece aloud cause I’m having a hard time reading. However, it’s fun. I managed to read a few lines without problem. Thanks for sharing

  • 2 years ago

    by Hellon

    A ken yur names no Rab
    fur a recognise yur style
    an a ken yur no frae Ayrshire
    or the McDonald Isles.

    A hope yae hing around a while
    an share a dram wae me
    we'll hae a laugh an chew the cud
    jist the way it used tae be!


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