Digital Tradition Mirror

There's Naethin i' Hielants

There's Naethin I' Hielants

     There's naething i' Hielants but green kail and leeks,
       And lang-leggit Hielantmen wantin' the breeks;
     Wantin' the breeks, and withoot hose or shoon,
       They'll a' get the breeks when Jamie comes hame.

     Rymour Club Misc. I (1906), 221, from Kirriemuir; on the
     face of it, referring to the first Jacobite rebellion.
     Lines 1-2 ibid., 127, from Crawford district ("There's
     nocht in the Hielan's but lang kail and leeks"), called
     "a well-known rhyme, expressing the Lowlander's contempt
     for the Highlander."


Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

Contents: ? A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Main Page