Document 158

Tammy Tod

Author(s): Sheena Blackhall

Copyright holder(s): Sheena Blackhall


Tammy Tod ahin the dyke
Did ye steal Dan Wabster's bike?
Faither says that we maun watch,
Ye, ye tarry fingered vratch.

In the hen hoose on the lea,
Are twa fat hens, far eence wis three.
Wi a chukken in yer mou,
I see ye creepin ben the dyew.

I ken ye canna help bit reive,
Bit it's agin man's law tae thieve
Tammy Tod, foo wad ye wyle
The days awa stapt in the jyle?

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Information about Document 158

Tammy Tod


Text audience

Children (under 13s)
Audience size 100+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Word count 80

Text medium


Text publication details

Publisher Hammerfield Publishing
Publication year 1994
Place of publication Aberdeen

Text type



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