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a-curling Air.—The auld wife amang amusements angled guard AULD DADDY SCOTLAND auld wife ayont besom blaw blude blythe Blythe morn bonspel breezes brither broom kowe brough Caledonia canny cauld channel stane chields CHORUS colly cranreuch curler keen curling core curling stone Dalmellington DAMBACK DARK DECEMBER Duddingston Society Dumfries e'er fill the port flock wi frae frosty weather frozen deep game of Curling gleg gude ha'e Hail Scotland hin'-han hogscore ice stone ilka inring inwick keen curlers KILMARNOCK TREATISE kotue Lanark lay a guard lead the ice loch Low Countries mirth and glee morn and e'en ne'er o'er owre party play player practised quoits rink roaring round the tee Scottish snaw lies white snell soop sport Suio-Gothic sweep tee we flock Teutonic Toasts TREATISE ON CURLING trickers twist weel Whan wick WIMPLING winter yard ye're
Page 54 - Of a' the games that e'er I saw, Man, callant, laddie birkie wean. The dearest, far aboon them a', Was aye the witching channel stane.
Page 22 - ... if by any of the adverse party, it must be placed agreeably to the direction which was given to the player ; and if it is marred by any other means, the player may take his shot again. Should a stone at rest be accidentally displaced, it must be put as near as possible in its former situation.
Page 46 - And join the friendly strife, man. For on the water's face are met, Wi' mony a merry joke, man, The tenant and his jolly laird, The pastor and his flock, man. The rink is swept, the tees are...
Page 47 - Then fill the port, and block the ice, We sit upon the tee, man ; Now tak' this in-ring, sharp and neat, And mak
Page 41 - I was born, and now I'm gray, I ne'er saw siccan wratched play; Our fallows a' clean wud the day; Their stanes like gowks are hurlin': But bring the whisky and the baiks — Though fortune has play'd us the glaiks, A bumper to the Land o...
Page 47 - And take a steady aim, man. Here draw a shot — there lay a guard, And here beside him lie, man, Now let him feel a gamester's hand, Now in his bosom die, man. There fill the port, and block the ice. We sit upon the tee, man; Now tak' this inring sharp and neat, And mak
Page 45 - Huzzas wi' glee rise round the tee, In cauld, &c. But now the moon glints thro' the mist, The wind blaws snell and freezing, When straight we bicker aff in haste To whare the ingle's bleezing ; In Curler Ha', sae bein and snug, About the board we gather, Wi' mirth and glee, sirloin the tee, In cauld, &c.
Page 44 - Then round the tee we flock wi' glee, In cauld, &c. Our chief, whase skill and steady arm Gain mony a bonspeel dinner, Cries, " open wide — stand off" behind, " Fy John, fy show the winner ; " He goes — he moves — he rides him out " The length of ony tether," Huzzas wi' glee rise round the tee, In cauld, &c.
Page 62 - Auld Daddy Scotland sat ae day, Bare-legged on a snawy brae, His brawny arms wi' cauld were blae, The wind was snelly blawing ; when to him comes the king of gods, rebuking him for his grumbling against the weather : Quo' Jove, and gied his kilt a heeze, ' Fule carle ! what gars you grunt and wheeze, Get up ! I'll get an exercise To het your freezing heart wi'. I'll get a cheery, heartsome game, To send through a...