Ropemakers Close, Perth, in Soutar's time.
|Cradle Sang (1941)||Craigie Knowes (1932)|
|Patriotism (1942)||Ae Simmer's Day (1932)|
|The Quiet (1942)||The Buckie Braes (1942)|
|The Visitation (1942)||Ballad (1943)|
|The Kirk-Yaird (1942)||The Dark Thocht (1943)|
|The Stany Face (1942)||The Prodigy (1941)|
|The Auld Brig (1941)||The Auld Man (1942)|
|Nae Day Sae Dark (1941)||Backlands (1941)|
|John Knox (1942)||Thrang and Thrivin (1942)|
|Yon Toun (1942)||Hal o' the Wynd (1942)|
|Autobiography (1937)||Aince Upon a Day (1933)|
|The River (1942)||The Waterfall (1930)|
|To My Sycamore (1935)||Epitaph for a Dead Self (1938)|
|The Tryst (1932)||The Auld House (1938)|
|In backlands aff the Ropey Close,
Whan the müne grows cauld and sneep,
The bairnies wha were beddit boss
Hae grat themsel's to sleep.
|The auld wife, boo'd abüne her wark
Steeks on be cannel-flame:
The sma'-hour dinnles through the dark
The trollop taivers hame.
|close - alley;||sneep - white;||bairnies - children;||beddit - put to bed;||boss - unfed;|
|grat - cried;||boo'd - bent;||abüne - over;||steeks - stitches;||cannel - candle;|
|dinnles - tingles;||trollop - sloven;||taivers - wanders.|
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