Document 713


Author(s): Peter Mitchell McCulloch

Copyright holder(s): Peter Mitchell McCulloch


Oh! great muckle fleein burd,
Tae grun ye noo, it's sae absurd,
Tae tak ye frae yon freedom sky,
Whaur aw yer traits demand ye fly.

Concorde; yer appointed nem,
Nae ither aircraft can carry yer fem,
Ye had it aw, be it guid or bad,
We savour... yon hours ye had.

Noo, it's time tae throttle doon,
I ken ye feel, it's aw tae soon,
Ye'll miss yon puffy gosamer clouds,
Or seek yon stars, bear or plough.

We wait fer yer last Edinburgh Flicht,
Ever sae welcome, ye bonny sicht,
Wi yer awesome pooer dinna delay,
Guid Fortune... wull show yer way.

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Audience size 1000+

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Method of composition Wordprocessed
Year of composition 2003
Word count 108
General description For the occasion "Concorde tour", landing at Turnhouse.

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Publisher East Lothian Courier
Publication year 2003
Place of publication Haddington
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Contained in Sun Newspaper (Scotcha)

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Author id 770
Forenames Peter Mitchell
Surname McCulloch
Gender Male
Decade of birth 1950
Educational attainment None
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Maintenance
Place of birth Haddington
Region of birth E Lothian
Birthplace CSD dialect area eLoth
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Haddington
Region of residence E Lothian
Residence CSD dialect area eLoth
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Miller
Father's region of birth E Lothian
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area eLoth
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Shop worker
Mother's place of birth Duns
Mother's region of birth Berwick
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Bwk
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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