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Buckie Braes Bridge

Bridge at the entrance to Buckie Braes.

The Buckie Braes   play

Buckie Braes It isna far frae our toun
Be onie gait that gaes;
It isna far frae our toun
To gang to the Buckie Braes;
Whaur the wee linn lowps the craigies
And whaur the cushats croun;
And the happers in the growthy grass
Are diddlin owre their tune;
Wi' a chickie-chick-chickerie,
Dickie-dick-dickerie,
Tickie-tick-tickerie,
Jiggety-jig.
Monie a bairn frae our toun
In the canty simmer-days;
Monie a bairn frae our toun
Haiks up to the Buckie Braes,
Whaur the birk links in wi' the rodden
And the burnie rinnles doun;
And the happers in the growthy grass
Are diddlin owre their tune;
Wi' a chickie-chick-chickerie,
Dickie-dick-dickerie,
Tickie-tick-tickerie,
Jiggety-jig.

Glossary

Be onie gait - by any road; linn - waterfall; lowps - leap; craigies - rocks;
cushats - wood pigeons; croun - sing; happers - grasshoppers; growthy - luxuriant;
diddlin - keeping time; canty - pleasant; haiks - hikes; birk - birch;
rodden - rowan; burnie - brook; rinnles - trickles.

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