WORD SHARING!

WORD SHARING!

20.11.10

FAREWELL, AAD TREE!

















‘Farewell, aad tree!

where once the craws

in times gyen bye

did nest an’ build;

ne mair ye’ll feel

thor dusty claws

cling te yor branch,

for noo yor kill’d.’



(written in 1889 after the felling of a large elm tree on Barras Bridge, Haymarket, Newcastle, from which the old ‘Crow’s Nest’ pub took its name)

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