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T H E 254 TH C E LEB RATIO N TH E S CO TT IS H B A RD

OF

Robert Burns

25 J ANU AR Y 1759 – 21 J U LY 1796

T H E C AM BR ID GE S OCIE TY

OF

W ASH IN G TON DC

T W ENTY -F IFTH , J ANUARY , 2013 A T H ALF S IX E LE PHAN T AND C AST LE P UB


E V E N T P RO GR A M M E S EA T I N G AN D S U P P ER O R D ER S S HEPHE RD ' S P IE C OD & C HIPS Y O RKS HIRE P UDDING C HICKEN C URRY C AST LE S TI R F RY * C HICKEN P O T P IE * C HIC KEN

OR VEGG IE

S U P P ER S P EEC H ES S CO TISH I NDEPENDENCE D A VID H UMP HRIES (K ING ’ S )

T H E S EL K I R K G R A C E S O ME HAE MEA T AND CANNA E AT , A ND SOME WAD E AT THAT WAN T IT , B UT WE H AE ME AT AND W E CAN E AT , S AE LET TH E L ORD BE THANKI T . A D D R ES S T O T H E H AG G IS

T O A S T T O T H E L A D S & L A S S I ES : P O WER AND S TR UGGLE IN S CO TCHINGTON DC T OAST TO THE L ADS: E LI ZABETH S CHI LL (S T . E DM UND ’ S )

T O A S T T O TH E L A S SI ES : P E TER H ANSEN (H UG HES )

A U L D L AN G S Y N E G R O UP S INGING


A D D R E S S TO T H E H A G GI S 1786 F AIR

FA' YO UR HO NEST, SONSIE F ACE,

G REAT

C HIEFTAIN O ' T HE PUD DIN RACE!

ABOON

T HEM A' YE T AK YO UR PLACE,

P AINC H, W EEL

TR IPE, OR T HAIRM:

ARE YE WORD Y OF A GRAC E

LANG' S MY ARM.

AS

T HE

IS

THERE T HAT O WR E HIS

RAGOUT,

OLIO THAT WAD STAW A SOW,

OR

FRICASSEE WAD MAK HER SPEW

WI

PERF ECT SCUNNER,

LOOKS

D O WN WI' SNEERING, SCO RNFU' VIEW

SIC A DINNER?

ON

GROANING TRENC HER T HERE YE FILL,

F RENC H

OR

POOR

D EVIL! SEE HIM O WR E HIS

trash,

YOUR

HUD IES LIKE A DISTANT HILL,

AS

YOUR

PIN WAD HELP TO MEND A MILL

H IS

S PINDLE S HANK A GUID WHIP LAS H,

H IS

NIEV E A NIT;

IN

TIME O' NEED,

W HILE

T HR O' YOUR POR ES T HE D EWS D IST IL

AMBER BEAD.

LIKE

KNIFE SEE RUSTIC

AN'

C UT YE UP WI' R EAD Y SLIGHT,

T RENC HING

O NIE D ITC H;

AND

T HEN,

O

DIGHT,

B LUIDY F LOOD OR FIELD TO DAS H,

HO W UNFIT.

BUT

MARK T HE

T HE

TREMBLING EART H RESOUNDS HIS TREAD,

CLAP

R IC H!

AN'

YE

MAKE IT WHIS TLE;

T APS O' T HRIS SLE.

PO W' R S, WHA MAK MANKIND YOUR CAR E,

STRIV E:

AND

D EIL

T AK T HE HIND MOST, ON T HEY DRIV E,

AULD S COTLAND

T ILL

A' T HEIR WEEL SWALL' D KYT ES BELYV E

WAR E,

ARE

BENT LIKE DRUMS;

T HAT

T HEN

AULD

G UIDMAN,

' B ET HANKIT! '

HUMS.

MAIST LIKE TO RIV E,

HAGGIS F ED,

LEGS, AN' ARMS, AN' HEADS WILL SNED

LIKE

HOR N FOR HORN, T HEY STR ETCH AN'

RUSTIC,

IN HIS WALIE NIEVE A BLAD E,

H E' LL

WHAT A GLORIOUS SIGHT,

W ARM REEKING,

T HEN

LABOUR

YOUR GUSHING ENTR AILS BR IGHT,

LIKE

T HO' O

H IS

FECKLES S AS A WIT HER' D RAS H,

DISH T HEM OUT T HEIR B ILL O' FAR E, WANTS NAE SKINKING

JAUPS IN LUGGIES;

BUT

IF YE WISH HER GRAT FU' PR AYER,

G IE

HER A

H AGGIS!

Rabbie Burns


AULD LANG SYNE ( 1 788)

S H OULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FO RGOT , AND NE VER BRO UGHT TO MIND ? S H OULD AULD ACQUAINTANCE BE FO RGOT , AND AULD LANG SYNE ! { C HORUS } F O R AULD LANG S YNE , MY JO , FO R AULD LANG S YNE , W E ’ LL TAK A C UP O ’ KINDNES S YE T , FO R AULD LANG S YNE . A ND SUR ELY Y E ’ LL BE YOUR PINT - ST OWP ! AND SUR ELY I’ LL BE MINE ! A ND WE ’ LL TAK A CUP O ’ KINDNESS YET , FO R AULD LANG S YNE . & C . W E T WA HAE R UN ABO UT T HE BR AES , AND P U ’ D T HE GOW ANS FINE ; B UT WE ’ VE WANDER ’ D MON Y A W EAR Y FIT , SIN AULD LANG SYNE . & C . W E T WA HAE P AIDL ’ D I ' THE BURN , FR AE MORNING S UN TI LL DINE ; B UT SE AS BE TW EEN US BRAID HAE R O AR ’ D SIN AULD LANG SYNE . & C . A ND THERE ’ S A H AND , MY TRUSTY FI ERE ! AND GIE ' S A H AND O ’ THINE ! A ND WE ’ LL TAK A RIGHT G UDE - WI LLY W AUGH T , FO R AULD LANG S YNE . & C . W W W . CA N T A BD C . OR G

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