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Happy Robbie Burns Day.....

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JR, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    And in case you've forgotten the words, The Address to A Haggis:

    Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
    Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
    Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
    Painch, tripe, or thairm:
    Weel are ye wordy of a grace
    As lang's my arm.
    The groaning trencher there ye fill,
    Your hudies like a distant hill,
    Your pin wad help to mend a mill
    In time o' need,
    While thro' your pores the dews distil
    Like amber bead.
    His knife see rustic Labour dight,
    An' cut ye up wi' ready slight,
    Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
    Like onie ditch;
    And then, O what a glorious sight,
    Warm-reeking, rich!
    Then horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
    Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
    Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve
    Are bent like drums;
    Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
    'Bethankit!' hums.
    Is there that owre his French ragout,
    Or olio that wad staw a sow,
    Or fricassee wad mak her spew
    Wi perfect scunner,
    Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
    On sic a dinner?
    Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
    As fecl;ess as a wither'd rash,
    His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
    His nieve a nit;
    Tho' bluidy flood or field to dash,
    O how unfit.
    But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
    The trembling earth resounds his tread,
    Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
    He'll make it whistle;
    An' legs, an' arms, an' heads will sned
    Like taps o' thrissle.
    Ye pow'rs, wha mak mankind your care,
    And dish them out their bill o' fare,
    Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware,
    That jaups in luggies;
    But if ye wish her gratfu' prayer,
    Gie her a Haggis!

    And in honour of my ancestors I'm having a wee dram of Johnny Walker Red.
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Where does Robbie Burns Day rank in relation to Rex Manning Day?
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Haggis and Glenlivet for me!. Haggis on the side, thanks.
  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It's after Rex Manning Day but ahead of Rex Grossman Day.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    What about Archie Manning Day?
  6. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Well after Archie Bunker Day
  7. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Yes, but well ahead of Cooper Manning Day.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Which is so far behind Gary Cooper Day, it isn't even funny.
  9. Flash

    Flash Guest

    Raisin' a stein to Mr. Burns ... <clink>
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I myself look forward to Cleveland Gary Day.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    It pales in comparison to Reggie Cleveland Day, though.
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Which can't hold a candle to Reggie Jackson DAy
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