Pat Batt poem – Passing Thoughts


The names of Scottish dances are music to the ear,
Though some are quite unusual and many downright queer.
So, what did Wicked Willie do? did Lady Auckland reel?
And what on earth are Partons all doing in the Creel?Who was it made the Wild Geese wild? Why was Iona cross?
And why should any Jelly Roar? I’m at a total loss.
Did Maxwell Rant? Did Nancy Frown?
Did Jennifer Jig up and down?
Why did White Sergeant have to Dash?
Did he and General Stuart clash?
I wonder who pinched Arthur’s Seat?
Perhaps I’ll leave this incomplete…