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JohnniGyrl

Ye Cannae Wear Yer Sister's Claes

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JohnniGyrl
[Note: This is in Scots dialect - Claes = Clothes / Cannae = Cannot / Toon = Town / Tae = To / Metter = Matter / Disnae = Doesn't ]
 
YE CANNAE WEAR YER SISTER'S CLAES
 
Ye cannae wear yer sister's claes,
D'ye want the whole toon tae think yer gay?
Disnae metter if ye just like silk and lace,
Ye just cannae wear yer sister's claes -
 
Yer sister and her pals wear make-up and stuff,
Skimpy tops, jewellery and silly wee skirts,
Silk stockings, heels and lacy trim cuffs,
You'd love to look that pretty, is that asking too much?
 
She looks so sweet, dressed up in a frock,
You'd love to wear one tae, but people would mock,
They'd slander ye daft wi' their gossip and talk,
And if they could, throw ye right in the dock -
 
The judge in his chair with a big wig and gown,
Would hear the prosecution with a bluidy deep frown,
Of how ye became, the talk o' the town,
"That's enough o' that son, you're going down!"
 
You could deal drugs and that would be okay,
Get done fir drunk driving and come what may,
You'll be forgiven fir 'aw that, one of these days,
But ye just cannae wear yer sister's claes!
 
(c) Me

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tracy_j

Lovely!

 

It would be nice to hear this recited in your local accent, although I get the feel well. From experience, with me, it's only when the accent gets really to the highlands (not just words, but local intonation) that my understanding is poor, but thank you for the translation.

 

Thank you

 

Tracy

 

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Charlize

I love it!  Unfortunately i had no sister or i may have come out sooner to face a similar "Ye cannae" .

 

Thanks for posting.

 

Hugs,

 

Charlize

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DeeDee

🤣😂

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SugarMagnolia

That's pure barry!

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VickySGV

My late and former father-in-law was the organizing member of one of the major Clan Societies here in Southern California when my ex-wife and I were first married, and she I and our children were included in many Scottish athletic and music festivals over the years, and the Scots dialects that I listened to "o'er tae yars" became fully understandable and a lot of fun to me since they often put emphasis on parts of a conversation or monologue that I would otherwise have ignored and not seen the wry Scot's view of it. 

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MaryMary

I looooove scotish dialect. Outstanding use of it for my little french ears :D lol very beautifull I often think about what you write in the poem, you capture my sentiment exactly

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Roadster

Oh, that is tragifunny and beautiful. I had a Scottish GF for a while and could listen to that accent for ages.

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Jani

What a poet you are!  Lovely!

 

Cheers, Jani

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JohnniGyrl

Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'll be posting more when the muse within gets inspired... It's all good. 😉

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MaryMary

I studied in litterature so please, feed me with poetry. I love what you write :D hahaha

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Josie Beth

Lol. 

14 hours ago, JohnniGyrl said:
D'ye want the whole toon tae think yer geh?

 

I’m imagining that sing songy Scottish pronunciation. Bravo! The poem really captures the backwards logic of certain cultures that are ok with people being criminals but forbid anything that makes them uncomfortable even if it’s not dangerous in the slightest. Because of course it preferable to be an outlaw!

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Meredith

Hoot man! I do love it.

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