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Dave the Gnome 25 Jan 03 - 11:54 AM
GUEST,Murray on Saltspring 25 Jan 03 - 05:42 PM
GUEST,meg 25 Jan 03 - 06:28 PM
Cluin 28 Jan 03 - 02:12 AM
Kim C 28 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM
SINSULL 28 Jan 03 - 05:55 PM
BusbitterfraeScotland 28 Jan 03 - 08:45 PM
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Beccy 26 Feb 03 - 02:31 PM
Kim C 26 Feb 03 - 03:49 PM
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Subject: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 10:22 AM

I wish all Mudcatters a good Burns night. I myself am looking forward to my neeps, tatties, and large dram, all accompanying the steaming beastie.
Failte.....Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 10:25 AM

I shall raise a glass in honour, but no beasties. Have a good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 10:34 AM

I shall raise a glass in honour, but no haggis.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 10:37 AM

Is that not the steaming beastie ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 11:54 AM

Well, Asdas' Burns night promotion had gone so well they had run out of Haggis when we got there! I spotted an good substitue though - We shall be having neeps, tatties and Aberdeen Angus sausages!

As tae the large dram, well what can I say but -

Let other poets raise a fracas
'Bout vines, an' wines, an drunken Bacchus
An crabbet names an stories wrack us,
    An' grate our lug:
I sing the juice Scotch here can mak us,
    In a glass or jug


Laing may ye lumb reek...

Dave the McGnome


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: GUEST,Murray on Saltspring
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 05:42 PM

Visiting in Los Angeles, they've asked me to address the haggis, a great honour! Followed up by some Scottish Country Dancing. I expect to have a great time.
- the whole saying BTW is "Lang may yer lum reek - wi ither folk's coal!
Slainte
M


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: GUEST,meg
Date: 25 Jan 03 - 06:28 PM

bunch of us will be raising our glasses on Sunday night and tucking into a vegetarian haggis (take lungs and stomach of one vegetarian....)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Cluin
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 02:12 AM

It is that time of year to join together and celebrate the life and times of Robert Burns by raising a few toasts, singing a few songs, reading a few poems and eating questionable sustenance.

One can only wonder why this following treasure of Rabbie's was lost for so long and now found. Here it is, please read aloud and enjoy!


                   Tae a Fert

Oh what a sleekit, horrible beastie
Lerks in yer stomach efter a feastie.
Just as ye sit doon among yer kin,
There sterts tae stir an enormous wind.

The neeps an' tatties an' mushy peas
Start workin' like a gentle breeze.
But soon the puddin' wi' the sonsie face
Will huv ye blawin' a' ower the place.

Nae matter whit the hell ye dae
A'body's gonnae huv tae pay.
Even if ye try tae stifle,
It's like a bullet oot a rifle.

Haud yer bum tight tae the chair
Tae try an' stop the leakin' air.
Shift yersel' fae cheek to cheek
An' pray tae God it disnae reek.

But a' yer efforts gae assunder
Oot it comes like a clap o' thunder.
It ricochets aroon' the room
Michty me! A sonic boom!

God a'mighty, it fairly reeks
(Ah hope ah huvnae shat ma breeks!)
Straight tae the bog ah better scurry
Aw whit the hell, it's no' ma worry.

A'body roon' aboot me's chokin',
Wan or two are nearly bokin'.
Ah'll feel much better fur a while,
Ah cannae help but raise a smile.

"Wis him!!" ah shout, wi accusin' glower.
Alas, too late. He's just keeled ower.
"Ye derty bugger!" they shout and stare.
Och, ah dinnae feel welcome ony mair.

Where e'er ye be, let yer wind gang free
(sounds jist the job fur thee and me)
Whit a fuss at Rabbie's perty
A' ower the sake o' wan wee ferty.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Kim C
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 10:06 AM

We had a lovely Burns Night - it was the first one I had ever hosted. As I couldn't get a genuine sheep haggis here in the US, I bought a beef-based haggis from a place in Louisiana. It was quite tasty, actually! We had neeps and tatties and a few drams, and fried chicken for the unadventurous.

My friend Howard, who is sort of a shyish person, shone like a diamond as he read Burns' Address to a Haggis. And after supper, we had us a little hoedown. Great, great fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: SINSULL
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 05:55 PM

Kim,
There is a butcher shop in Kearney, NJ that carries haggis and pasties and all things Scottish. They ship too, I think. If I can get a name I will PM you.
M.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: BusbitterfraeScotland
Date: 28 Jan 03 - 08:45 PM

I am in Australia just now and I just missed Burns night in Scotland, however I'll be back HAHA!!
Tam


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Strupag
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 04:49 PM

Never mind Busbitter, ye've just missed Up Hellia to and now today is the Chinese new year.
There's aye something tae celibrate.
How about WagaWaga Day!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Jan 03 - 05:29 PM

a good day to mention not to over cook the haggis - it would produce third degree Burns ........ I'll get my kilt.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Beccy
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:31 PM

I know it's late for this, but I just got it today and it's HILARIOUS!

Enjoy!
Beccy

Tony Blair is visiting an Edinburgh hospital. He enters a ward full of
patients with no obvious sign of injury or illness and greets one. The
patient replies:
"Fair fa your honest sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin race,
Aboon them a you take your place,
Painch, tripe or thairm,
As langs my airm."

Blair is confused, so he just grins and moves on to the next patient.
The patient responds:
"Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
So let the Lord be thankit."

Even more confused, and his grin now rictus-like, the PM moves on to the next patient, who immediately begins to chant: "We sleekit, cowerin, timrous beasty, Thou needna start awa sae hastie, Wi bickering brattle."

Now seriously troubled, Blair turns to the accompanying doctor and asks
"What kind of facility is this? A mental ward?"
"No", replies the doctor. "This is the serious Burns unit."


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Kim C
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 03:49 PM

Ha!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 05:44 PM

The reason Tony got so confused was because the first patient omitted the line:
"Weel art thou worthy o' a grace", prior to the line
"As lang's my airm"

Murray


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:53 AM

The third patient missed a line in "To a Mouse" too.

"O what a panic's in thy breastie!" between "...beastie" and "Thou..."


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Beccy
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 11:47 AM

Yeesh, ya'll. I know that! It's still funny!!!!! ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Cluin
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 02:28 PM

Yep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 06:38 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: gnu
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 06:55 PM

Coincidence? Haggis, whiskey and Burns? I think not.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Van
Date: 24 Jan 14 - 07:15 PM

It will be whisky


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: GUEST,Allan Conn
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:15 AM

We had our wine club Burns' Night on Tuesday which was a great evening. I was the only singer/musician and did John Anderson, Scots Wha Hae and Killiecrankie. Seemed to go down well but it was the end of the evening and everyone was well on by then.

Got the Kelso Folk Club one tonight. Doing "Scots Wha Hae" with my friend on viola (no other instruments) then three of us are doing a comedy routine to "Wille Brewed A Peck O' Maut" then at the end of the evening I'm leading an ensemble on "Ye Jacobites By Name" and "Killiecrankie". Lots of other performers too.

And last night we had a great wee mostly Burns and traddie session. All three evenings in the Cobbles Inn in Kelso. Awarded the accolade of best pub in Scotland and Northern Ireland this year by Camra. Sometimes life's just great :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Will Fly
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:26 AM

There's a Burns Night dinner in my local pub this evening - but not for me, as I'll be serenading the diners on guitar along with two fiddlers. We've a nice selection of Scots airs to accompany the munching and sipping.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: eddie1
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:37 AM

Then let us pray, that come it may
As come it will for a' that
That strength and worth o'er a' the earth
Shall bear the gree for a' that.
For a' that an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that
That man tae man the world o'er
Shall brothers be for a' that!

Happy Birthday Rabbie!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:59 AM

Can you get vegetarian haggis?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 07:36 AM

Stuffed? Where?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 07:56 AM

Yes, vegetarian haggis is made by MacSween's who make a lot of the usual version too: just Google it.

Have already been at one Burns Night where the haggis arrived from the chippie as the battered, deep-fried version with chips. The "Address to a Cardboard Box" was hilarious! Check that title on YouTube.
Non-Burns songs were allowed so I did "Both Sides the Tweed" which does refer to "The Parcel o Rogues".

Tonight I'm playing for a Burns Ceilidh, i.e. haggis, etc followed by dancing: Monday, doing a selection of Burns tunes and songs for a day care group, then Tuesday night, it's the local folk club supper, where a friend and I are doing a duo arrangement of Duncan Gray.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 25 Jan 14 - 04:20 PM

Happy Burns Night to all, and to all a good night!


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 08:06 AM

Thanks, TB's link...
Roddy Macdonald - "Address Tae a Cardboard Box" 22.1.2014


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Rapparee
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 10:44 AM

We shall always remember
The twenty-fifth of January...

Nope, not quite the same. Not exactly a Scots holiday. How about February 10? June 24? February 27? October 23? April 16 (no, probably not). September 21? June 1? February 23 (unless you're from Glencoe)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: ClaireBear
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 01:14 PM

At a Burns Night party I was once privileged to attend, Robin Williamson (just post-Incredible String Band, in his Robin & His Merry Band days) recited "Ode to a Haggis" in his broadest Scots, whilst local actor Dave McCort supplied simultaneous translation in BBC English. It was and remains the funniest thing I had ever heard, bar none.


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: EBarnacle
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 03:00 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fESxlF-ujO4
Go for it. Off to the haggis in Kearney


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: gnu
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 04:47 PM

An Englishman is being shown around a Scottish hospital.
At the end of his visit, he is shown into a ward with a number of patients who show no obvious signs of injury. He goes to examine the first man he sees, and the man proclaims:

Fair fa' yer honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain e' the puddin' race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
painch tripe or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
as lang's my arm.

The Englishman, somewhat taken aback, goes to the next patient, and immediately the patient launches into:

Some hae meat, and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.

This continues with the next patient:
Wee sleekit cow'rin tim'rous beastie,

O what a panic's in thy breastie!
Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
wi' bickering brattle.
I wad be laith to run and chase thee,
wi' murdering prattle!"

"Well," the Englishman mutters to his Scottish colleague, "I see you saved the psychiatric ward for the last."

"Nay, nay," the Scottish doctor corrected him, "this is the Serious Burns unit."


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Subject: RE: BS: Happy Burns Night
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 25 Jan 16 - 05:52 PM

Well, braw tae see that John Mackenzie started this thread a' they years ahint, and he also put same guid wishes on Facebook the day!
Guid ay o' Serious and not=so serious Burns, with 3 gigs the day, and twa mair the marra.
Ye canna beat haggis wi' Irn Bru in a primary school: great dancing, and haggis piped in by recorder band!


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