Gie her a haggis! -it is Burns' Night.

Tiggy

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To a Haggis
Happy Burns Night to ye all. (Thats tonight for all of you south of the border).

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the pudding-race!
Aboon them a' yet 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 was help to mend a mill
In time o'need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.

His knife see rustic Labour dight,
An' cut you up wi' ready sleight,
Trenching your gushing entrails bright,
Like ony 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 owre his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad make her spew
Wi' perfect sconner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?

Poor devil! see him owre his trash,
As feckles as wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash;
His nieve a nit;
Thro' blody 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 mak it whissle;
An' legs an' arms, an' hands will sned,
Like taps o' trissle.

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 gratefu' prayer
Gie her a haggis!
 

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went to a burns do on monday night haggis was good drowned in whisky the wine flowed well the piper was good
 

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Analoguesat said:
Sod the haggis, just get friendly with a large glass of decent whisky.
Just poured myself a large Malt.
Strange though I can get a single malt here (France) cheaper than you can.

Bottoms Up..
:) :)
 

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Tiggy said:
Strange though I can get a single malt here (France) cheaper than you can.
That's right - rub it in!

Happy Burns night to you all.

As he said 'If at first you don't succeed - give up" or something like that.

Or was it "A friend in need is a bloody nuisance - get rid of him!"

Spent all afternoon chasing a Haggis - finally caught it and it tasted grand!
 

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Damn, forgot it was tonight

Will have to take the haggis out the freezer this weekend
 
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