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    Happy Robert Burns Day!


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    Address to a Haggis

    ‘Address to a Haggis’ is traditionally recited on Burns Night after the haggis has been brought in and set on the table.

    Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face,
    Great Chieftan o’ 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 groaning trencher there ye fill,
    Your hurdies like a distant hill,
    Your pin wad help to mend a mill
    In time o’ need,
    While thro’ your pores the dews distil
    Like amber mead.

    His knife see Rustic-labour dight,
    An’ cut you up wi’ ready slight,
    Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
    Like onie ditch;
    And then, O what a glorious sight,
    Warm-reekin, rich!

    Then, horn for horn, they stretch an’ strive:
    Deil tak the hindmost, on they drive,
    Till a’ their weel-swall’d kytes belyve
    Are bent like drums;
    Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
    Bethankit hums.

    Is there that owere his French ragout,
    Or olio that wad staw a sow,
    Or fricassee wad mak her spew
    Wi’ perfect scunner,
    Looks down wi’ sneering, scornfu’ view
    On sic a dinner?

    Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
    As feckless as a wither’d rash,
    His spindle shank a guid whip-lash,
    His nieve a nit;
    Thro’ bluidy flood or field to dash,
    O how unfit!

    But mark the Rustic, haggis-fed,
    The trembling earth resounds his tread,
    Clap in his walie nieve a blade,
    He’ll make it whissle;
    An’ legs, an’ arms, an’ heads will sned,
    Like taps o’ thrissle.

    Ye Pow’rs wha mak mankind your care,
    And dish them out their bill o’ fare,
    Auld Scotland wants nae skinking ware
    That jaups in luggies;
    But, if ye wish her gratfu’ prayer,
    Gie her a Haggis!


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      #3
      We celebrated this every year until my mother did our family tree, turns out we're Irish!!!!!
      Sold all the tartan....waited for St Paddies day.

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        #4
        I do actually love haggis. F’d if i can find anyone to eat it with ne, lol.

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        • Argoboy
          Argoboy commented
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          I am of Scottish decent but I have never tasted haggis.

        • grantgallagher
          grantgallagher commented
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          I consider myself to be a semi decent scottish person

        • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
          ItsAllGoneToTheDogs commented
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          Really it's just bits of meat and pepper Lots of pepper

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