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Thread #148874   Message #3460792
Posted By: MGM·Lion
03-Jan-13 - 09:14 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: The Pipie o Dundee
Subject: RE: The Pipie o Dundee
The pipie is also, I recall, the first character introduced in Hamish Henderson's Farewell To Sicily, aka Banks Of Sicily, or in full, The 51st Highland Division's Farewell To Sicily; followed, a verse or two later, by his obvious co-ranker, the drummie.

The pipie is dozie, the pipie is fey
He winna come roon for his vino the day
The sky ow'r Messina is unco an grey
An a' the bricht chaulmers are eerie ...

The drummie is polisht, the drummie is braw
He cannae be seen for his webbin ava.
He's beezed himsel up for a photo an a'
Tae leave wi his Lola, his dearie.