The Sair Fingir

by Walter Wingate

Deary me! In Walter Wingate’s classic Scots poem, a bairn has a sair fingir. But actor Marissa Bonnar kens exactly whit tae dae.

  The Sair Fingir - the poem

by Walter Wingate 

You’ve hurt your fingir? Puir wee man!
Your pinkie? Deary me!
Noo, juist you haud it that wey till
I get my specs and see!

My, so it is – and there’s the skelf!
Noo, dinna greet nae mair.
See there – my needle’s gotten it oot!
I’m sure that wasna sair?

And noo, tae make it hale the morn,
Put on a wee bit saw,
And tie a bonnie hankie roun it
Noo, there na – rin awaw!

Your fingir’s sair an aw? Ye rogue,
You’re only lettin’ on.
Weel, weel, then – see noo, there ye are,
Row’d up the same as John!