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 WHA WUD BE A TATTIEBOGLE?
by William Soutar 

Poet William Soutar and actor John McGeachie make us think about how hard and lonely life must be for a scarecrow in a field.

  Wha Wud Be a Tattiebogle? - the poem

 WHA WUD BE A TATTIEBOGLE?
by William Soutar


Wha wud be a tattiebogle, tattiebogle
Dringin oot his days:
Wha wud be a tattie-bogle
In castawa claes?

A w├╝dden-leg aye on the shoggle:
Airms aye streekit wide:
Wha wud be a tattie-bogle
And thole sic a trade?

Scowtherie days to gar ye joggle;
Stourie days atween:
Wha wud be a tattiebogle
Is mair nor I ken.