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Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody

Tattie Bogle 25 Jan 14 - 08:21 AM
GUEST,Anne Neilson 25 Jan 14 - 08:57 AM
Tattie Bogle 25 Jan 14 - 07:32 PM
Tattie Bogle 08 Feb 14 - 10:03 AM
Joe_F 08 Feb 14 - 08:16 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 08:21 AM

Have somewhere heard a parody of Robert Burns' great song "A Man's a man for A' That" - it might even be called "A Woman's a Woman for A' That". It's not the one posted by Kendall on another thread, nor is it the other one I found: "A Hen's A Hen for A' That".
I know some folk might say why would I want to sing anything other than the original, but it's for a "Jean Armour night" - ladies only!

Anyway, while I'm here, you might like the hen one

A Hen's a Hen For a' That                                                
Is there wha at his mornin' meal
   Eats ham an' egg an' a' that,
An' yet wha winna say an' feel
   A hen's a hen for a' that?
For a' that an' a' that,
   Its intaed strut an' a' that,
Its kecklin' neb an' skelly e'e,
   A hen's a hen for a' that.

What though it scarts amang the strae,
   Eats tattie-skins an' a' that,
An' canna sing as sang-birds dae,
   A hen's a hen for a' that.
For a' that an' a' that,
   Their flicht an' sang an' a' that,
The common hen, though e'er sae plain,
   Is Queen o' birds for a' that.

Ye see yon quackin', spune-faced bird,
   Wi' wabbit feet an' a' that,
That waddles gravely through the yird?
   It's but a deuk for a' that.
For a' that an' a' that,
   It's gracefu' neck an' a' that,
Though it can soom whaur hens wad droon,
   A hen's a hen for a' that.

The cock at sicht o' mornin' licht
   May hail the dawn an' a' that,
But tae lay an egg's abune his micht,
   Gude faith, he canna craw that.
For a' that an' a' that,
   His kame an' spurs an' a' that,
Though at us oot his neck he shoot,
   He'll get it thrawed for a' that.

Then let us pray the price we pay
   For eggs may fa' an' a' that:
That hens may multiply an' lay
   Tae earn oor praise an' a' that.
For a' that an' a' that,
   Its want o' wit an' a' that,
We'll owre the earth proclaim its worth,
   An' keep a hen for a' that.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody
From: GUEST,Anne Neilson
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 08:57 AM

Approached this thread with a little trepidation, Tattie Bogle, as I tend to dread parodies of songs/poems that i love and respect.

But I fair enjoyed this one and think it would be a braw contribution to a Jean Armour night!

Do you know who wrote it, by any chance?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 07:32 PM

Afraid not: I think Maggie Cruickshank may have sung it but sadly she is no longer with us to ask.
The hen one came from the "Rampant Scotland" website!

And of course, I hugely respect the original song too - remember 1999 at Holyrood?

Hope you're a hale lot better noo!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 08 Feb 14 - 10:03 AM

Found the one I was looking for on the World Burns Club Federation website.
It comes with strong copyright warnings, so I won't post it here: copyright held by World Burns Club tho' it doesn't say who wrote it!
The correct title is "A Wumman's a Wumman for A' That" - it will come up on Google only if you use that spelling.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: A Man's a Man - parody
From: Joe_F
Date: 08 Feb 14 - 08:16 PM

A naughty Tory retort to Burns may be found here


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