The Debt Collectors!

Wore out  from his labors and drowning in despair

He called a family meeting and he telt them tae prepare

The Sheriff and his officers were oan their way again

To  take the claes and furnishings till nothing else remains

Our wee bit stick o’ furniture? will be selt oot oan the street

And the shoes the welfare gave us will be snatched right aff yer feet

Yon blanket oan the recess bed they’re gonnae take an aw

Let’s grab em quick and take em up the stair tae Jessie’s Maw

But when the Sheriff gets here tae collect his pound O’ flesh

You welcome him intae the hoose and bid him take his rest

Cause he’s jist a man oot daein his job and trying tae pay the rent

He’ll unnerstaun the pennies earned ur well an truly spent

We cannae gie him tea tae drink cause the watter’s been turnt aff

But wish him well when er he leaves and try hard no tae laugh

And soon as he’s aff up the street gie Jessie’s Maw the nod

We’ll get oor stuff and raise a gless in grateful thanks tae God

Fur saving oor wee family and the goods we’ve hard come by

And fur blindin that poor Sheriff’s soft heart and lazy eye.


Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.

Author’s note: Just a little Friday fun!    :)

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. anniemcdonald
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 09:32:21

    brilliant liz made me guffaw xx


  2. elizabeth
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 09:35:48

    Haha, it makes me laugh too :) I had SOOO much fun with this.


  3. ansuyo
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:04:52

    Lol – LOVE IT!!!!


  4. elizabeth
    Apr 27, 2012 @ 12:12:09

    Life in the Glasgow Tenements Angela were absolutely hilarious! LOL :)


  5. Mary Murtagh
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 04:44:33

    Love it Liz brightened up my day lolxx


  6. elizabeth
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 07:55:06

    Thanks Mary, glad it brought a chuckle. x


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