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Burns Night

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gracesmum Wed 25-Jan-12 17:29:59

I heard this on the radio this afternoon and I found it very moving as a love song from an elderly woman to her elderly husband:
John Anderson my jo, John,
When we were first aquent, (acquainted)
Your locks were like the raven,
Your bonnie brow was brent;
But now your brow is bald, John,
Your locks are like the snaw,
But blessings on your frosty pow, (pate)
John Anderson, my jo.

John Anderson my jo, John,
We clamb the hill thegither, (climbed) (together)
And mony a canty day, John, (jolly)
We've had wi ane anither;
Now we maun totter down, John, (must)
But hand in hand we'll go,
And sleep thegither at the foot,
John Anderson, my jo.

Annobel Wed 25-Jan-12 17:42:56

I remember learning that for a Burns competition when I was about 12. It is a moving one and it can be a song - I never had to sing it, I'm glad to say.

gracesmum Wed 25-Jan-12 20:13:08

Bump - this is much too lovely to be overlooked - perhaps I should have given the thread a better title - Like "Sex andthe sexygenarians????"
Seriously, when I read this poem when I was young it said very llittle to me, but now that I am in my sixties - it says a lot.

kittylester Wed 25-Jan-12 20:41:59

Lovely gracesmum I've never seen that before. I think I mentioned somewhere else that my husband proposed after a Burns' Night Supper, so it's really touching for me. Though he had 'partaken' too much and I had to check he meant it next morning - luckily he did! smile

jeni Wed 25-Jan-12 20:43:48

Just had my haggis and neaps! Whose brilliant suggestion was it to microwave the swede whole? It worked brilliantly. Thanks.

JessM Wed 25-Jan-12 21:05:48

Ah yes thank you for reminding us of that touching poem.