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 JEANIE DEANS
by James Robertson

James Robertson’s famous Scots poem aboot a lassie who makes a certain embarrassing noise after eating some beans. Marissa Bonnar tells us what happened – with sound effects.

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 JEANIE DEANS
by James Robertson


Jeanie Deans tellt aw her freens
She wid niver tell a lee.
But when a smell escaped hersel,
She cried, “It wisnae me!”

“It wis the beans,” said Jeanie Deans,
“That made that ill wind blaw.”
They said, “Tak care, Jeanie Deans,
There’s mair hot air, Jeanie Deans,
Blawin oot yir mooth and aw!”