Document 136

Doric-Reggae-Spider Rap

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

Copyright holder(s): Sheena Blackhall


Zippin up an doon a string
A yo-yo daein the Heilan fling.
Pit-mirk's ane o Dracula's dothers
Legs in aa the airts
Like an octopus's oxters.
Aa drapt stitches,
Yon's her wyvin,
Etts mochs an midgies,
Wippit up in slivverin.
Forkietails for brakfast,
Flechs for tea;
Aa washed doon wi
Hornygolloch bree!
Stauns in the bath like a tattiebogie,
Maks me shakk like a feart auld fogie.
Spider, jiggin on a traicle drum -
Paradiddle, paradiddle,
Prum, prum, PRUM!

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Doric-Reggae-Spider Rap


Text audience

Adults (18+)
Children (under 13s)
Teenagers (13-17)
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 84

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Text publication details

Publisher Nelson and Sons Ltd
Publication year 1999
Place of publication Edinburgh
ISBN/ISSN 1859556558

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Author details

Author id 112
Forenames Sheena
Surname Blackhall
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1940
Educational attainment University
Age left school 16
Upbringing/religious beliefs Brought up Protestant, now Buddhist
Occupation Writer and supply teacher
Place of birth Aberdeen
Region of birth Aberdeen
Birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Aberdeen
Region of residence Aberdeen
Residence CSD dialect area Abd
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Manager of Deeside Omnibus Service
Father's place of birth Aboyne
Father's region of birth Aberdeen
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Private Secretary
Mother's place of birth Aberdeen
Mother's region of birth Aberdeen
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Abd
Mother's country of birth Scotland


Language Speak Read Write Understand Circumstances
English Yes Yes Yes Yes
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic Yes Yes Yes Yes Elementary. Gaelic choir. Poetry.
Scots Yes Yes Yes Yes