The Letter,

The Letter,,,

A fell ower it school n’ hurt ma hawn, the wee nurse jist gave is a letter,,,,
It said away ye go hame n’ show yir maw,, n’ am sure she’ll kiss it better,,
Mammy, daddy, mammy, daddy, ave skint ma knee,, greetin’ it the door,,
Ma maw fixed it, bit said awe Hughie yir a big boy noo, yir twinty four,,,
A don’t care, a know am merrit noo, bit I’ll always come here whin a faw,,
Cause awe us boys know, whin yir hurtin’ naebdae, sorts it like yir “”maw,,,
Efter awe these years a never ever forgote aboot that wee nurses letter,,
Bit, maw, whin ye left me it broke ma hert’ n’ naebdae tae kiss it better,,,

(HAPPY mothers day tae all,,,)
Written for Historic Hamilton by Hugh Hainey.

Ha Ha Hamilton

On a Saturday mornin, we awe went tae the baths,
Com’on let’s go tae the toon, hiv oorsels some laughs,
We awe mingled at the bottom cross,havin a carry on,
Dayin’ a Harry Worth in Burtons windae, decidin where wir gawn,

Their buildin that new regent thingy, let’s go fur a wander,
Wee alec says ‘climb up the scaffold, n’ end up right roon yonder,
We wir sittin on the edge, a Lightbody’s man came wae a big tray on his heed,
As he walked by we leaned ower, a got a load o’ cream cakes, doughnuts n’breed

We were sittin there scoffin cakes, yum” then we came a cropper,
Standin there shoutin’ ‘come on git aff’ wis Hamiltons new copper,,
Ye cannae catch us wis the cry, as we splattered him wae cream n’breed,
He wis screamin at us, called us all sorts, n’ jist going aff his heed,

We ran roon the scaffold, he kept on chasin, he wis never gonna stop,
It wis realy funny, runnin hawdin he’s helmit, wae cream awe ower ls top,
The only problem wis, that we forgot, there wis only wan way doon,
”Big Wully,” the other polis’ even he wis laughin’ before he went to toon’

If Wully” tells you tae dae somethin, ye better dae it or yir’ dead,,
His favourite trick wis tae kick yir’ arse, or smack ye roon the head,
But ok, it wisnae funny, I thought awe the memories they wir great,
Jist wait tae the next time, I’ll tell ye whit happend wae the Majestrate,,,,,

Written by Hugh Haney for Historic Hamilton.