The History of Leith

August 18, 2006

The Auld House

This ballad begins: ‘The auld house, the auld hoose, / What though the rooms were wee, / Oh kind hearts were dwelling there, / And barnies fu’ o’ glee / The wild rose and jessamine / Still hang up on the wa’; / How many cherished memories / Do the sweet flowers reca’?’ ‘Barnies’ is a misprint, it should read ‘bairnies’; a Scots word for ‘children’. This sheet was published by the Poet’s Box, Dundee. for more click here

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