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Collectin Scots rhymes

Delichtit tae be sent a copy o 'The Gemme's A Bogey' publication wi Scots rhymes collectit in West Lothian by Mary Ferrie. Ye micht like tae dae somethin like this wi yer communities.

The Gemme’s A Bogey’ publication evolved frae wark wi a local community tae collect Scots rhymes. Mary Ferrie collectit the rhymes for the bairns o West Lothian wi financial help frae the ‘Millenium Breaking-Down-Barriers Scheme’.

Monie  rhymes in the buik are popular aw ower.  Ye micht ken ‘Plainy Clappy’.  It wis recitit whan fowk played  a baw gemm, thrawin baws against  a wa or a door:

 Plainy Clappy        

Plainy,
Clappy,
Rolly,
Backy,
Right hand,
Left hand,
Low Scottische,
High Scottiche,
Toey,
Heely,
There ye go,
Now it’s big burlio!


Dae ye ken this rhyme bit hae yer ain version that is a wee bit different?

Dae ye ken ither rhymes like yon?

Ye can contact the Bennie Museum for information aboot the publication:

9-11 Mansefield  Street
Bathgate
EH48 4HU

01506 634944

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