Document 816

In Marriage

Author(s): Andrina Connell

Copyright holder(s): Andrina Connell


Dae you see ma man,
Comin in frae his work like,
Mince a taters,
A look at the papers,
Watchin TV,
Wi the weans an me.
That's jist whit A like.

Dae you see ma man,
When he's paintin the hoose, right,
Evrythin cleart,
The weans are dead feart,
Shoogly steps,
A'm taking bets
We'll end up in a fight.

Dae you see ma man,
Cum a odd Friday night, 'strue,
Been oot wi the boys,
Oh, whit a noise,
Wants a wee cheeper,
Pit his gas in a peeper.
Whar's the Barr's Irn Bru?

Dae you see ma man,
When we're gaun tae ma maws, fine,
Says he'll no swear
Or act like a bear,
No kick the dug,
Even gi'e her a hug.
Mind, we're home afore nine.

Dae you see ma man,
When he's gaun tae a meeting, well,
Collar an tie,
Oh me, oh my,
Needs a clean hanky,
His nails ur still manky
He can still look a swell.

Dae you see ma man,
When A'm trachled an weary, aye,
A wee cup a tea,
Cooterin me.
The dishes aw redd,
The weans pit tae bed,
He's no a bad guy.

Dae ye see me masel.
Och, a merrit him, well.

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In Marriage


Text audience

General public
Audience size 1000+

Text details

Method of composition Handwritten
Year of composition 1987
Word count 219

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Publisher BBC Books
Publication year 1987
Place of publication Scottish Poetry from Macgregor's Gathering

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Author details

Author id 821
Forenames Andrina
Surname Connell
Gender Female
Decade of birth 1930
Educational attainment GCSEs/O-Grades
Age left school 15
Upbringing/religious beliefs Protestantism
Occupation Retired Civil Servant
Place of birth Johnstone
Region of birth Renfrew
Birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of birth Scotland
Place of residence Inchinnan
Region of residence Renfrew
Residence CSD dialect area Renfr
Country of residence Scotland
Father's occupation Ships Draughtsman
Father's place of birth Port Glasgow
Father's region of birth Renfrew
Father's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Father's country of birth Scotland
Mother's occupation Housewife
Mother's place of birth Inverkip
Mother's region of birth Renfrew
Mother's birthplace CSD dialect area Renfr
Mother's country of birth Scotland


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