Hi Di Hi,,,

Hamiltond.Crest.

The poem below was Written for Historic Hamilton
By Hugh Hainey.
 
Hi Di Hi,,,
 
A remember workin fur the ‘Borough Cooncil’ in repairs n’ roofin,,
It wis a good wee job gawn roon the schemes’ apart fae the hoofin,,
Wee hid a wee hut doon Sempie St, thir wis jist me n’ ma big marra,,
Awe we needed wis in there, tools n’ ladders n’ oor big green barra,,,
A wee guy wid turn up wae yir chitties” wi whit ye hid tae dae that day,,
Me n’ big paddy wid git the big boggie” loaded up n’ there we wur away,,
We wur sent tae “Whitehill, a woman hid a big burds nest up hur lumb,,
Well, I’ll tell ye this boy”a wisnae ready fur the day thit we hid tae come,,
😈
A wis up oan the roof, a put a steel baw n’ rope doon, it widnae budge,,
Paddy wis away tae the shop, a dropped it doon,,tae ge it a wee nudge,,
Wanie hur wains wis messin aboot n’ moved the cover fae aff the grate,,
Awe a heard wis screamin’ “ma hoose, ma hoose” whit an awfy state,,,
😮
Sittin up there thinkin, it’s gawn fae bad tae worse, well it got badder,,
A gang of kids wur shoutin,”gie’s money ur we’ll chop doon yir ladder,,,
There’s me shoutin’ back doon F’ off, you, dae ye think thit am insane,,,
A didnae git the words oot ma mooth, it started pishin doon wae rain,,
😴
There’ me stuck up there soakin’ “n’ a sore throat” fae shoutin fur help,,,
A wis swearin it the wains,, if a git back doon alive I’ll gie ye awe a skelp,,
Eventually theres Paddy back, should hiv heard him shoutin n’ bawlin,,,
A never heard a word he said, awe thit a heard wis “”Butlins Calling,,””
😃
(HO DI HO,,,,)

One thought on “Hi Di Hi,,,”

  1. I really enjoyed reading up on the past history of Hamilton, I left Hamilton 1960 with my parents for Australia. My grandfather Peter Donnelly was a miner when he returned from WWI, my gran was Mary Donnelly, my dad was Frank Donnelly WW2 merchant navy, my grand parents lived at 89 Hall Street Hamilton, they lost their son (my uncle) Arthur Donnelly WW2 HMS Manistee sunk 23rd Feb 1941 german U boat U-107, I would love to get some history of grandad or gran if there is any.
    My aunties were Sadie, and May, Uncles Peter and Patrick.
    I am sure I visited the Low Waters Miners Club? in 1976 on a visit to Hamilton
    Kind Regards

    Ian Donnelly (Australia)

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