Dundee poet publishes football poem on a napkin

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12 March 2014
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imports_WRI_0-nt545vzg-100000_10431.jpg Dundee poet publishes football poem on a napkin
Dundee's makar, or poet laureate, W.N. Herbert has written a special poem for fans at Dundee United's Scottish premiership game tomorrow ...
Dundee's makar, or poet laureate, W.N. Herbert has written a special poem for fans at Dundee United's Scottish premiership game tomorrow
The napkins printed with the first half of the poem are being distributed with pies (called 'pehs' locally) bought at the match.
For readers not in a position to get hold of a napkin, the first half goes:
When Moses McGill came doon the Law Hill
The hauf-time score wiz anely twa nil,
Says he, 'See me, Eh pairtit a sea -
But no as sweet as Tannadice Street
Divides thi Ayrabs fae the Dees...

The second half can be read on Literary Dundee's website.
Peggy Hughes of Literary Dundee said: 'We love poetry, we love football, and pies are some of our favourite things, so it’s lovely to be able to combine all three with Bill’s fantastic poem.'
In other football/wordplay news, in a poll conducted amongst 1,500 football fans the wittiest terrace chant from the last decade was voted to be 'His name is Rio and he watches from the stand,' sung by West Ham fans to the tune of Duran Duran's Rio about Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand.



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