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The Selkirk Grace

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This is usually attributed to Robert Burns, although a variant of it was known in the 17th Century as the Galloway Grace or the Covenanters’ Grace. It is traditionally recited before eating the haggis at a Burns’ Night Supper on 25th January each year.


Some hae meat and canna eat,
And some wad eat that want it,
But we hae meat and we can eat,
And sae the Lord be thankit.


Tha biadh aig cuid, ‘s gun aca càil;
acras aig cuid, ‘s gun aca biadh;
ach againne tha biadh is slàint’;
moladh mar sin a bhith don Triath.

An English translation exists as:

Some have food and cannot eat,
And some would eat but have no food,
But we have food and we can eat,
And so the Lord be thanked.

© D Rosser-Owen 2011 All Rights Reserved

Written by David Rosser Owen

February 6, 2011 at 8:00 pm

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  1. Is Daoud Muslim?


    June 6, 2011 at 12:55 am

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