Paul wrote, "This is an Aberdeenshire poem. A Hirdy Dirdy is a shepherd, he asks his wife for succour, and finds the chickens over his watered down porridge. He hits them over the head. The first chicken chirps, the second says 'lackaday'. The cockerel says that she should have gone to bed when I told you..."

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Paul Wimsett for contributing this song.

Thanks so much!