Works with a theme of humour (94)

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  1. Siobhan Redmond

    A Dream

    “Guid-Mornin' to our Majesty ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  2. David Hayman

    A Fragment

    “Green grow the rashes O ...”

    A song written in 1786 and performed by David Hayman

  3. Kate Dickie

    A sonnet upon sonnets

    “Fourteen, a sonneteer thy praises sings; ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Kate Dickie

  4. Richard Wilson

    Address To The Toothache

    “My curse upon your venom'd stang ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Richard Wilson

  5. Eddi Reader

    At Brownhill Inn

    “At Brownhill we always get dainty good cheer ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Eddi Reader

  6. Richard Wilson

    Beware o' Bonie Ann

    “Ye gallants bright, I rede you right, ...”

    A song written in 1789 and performed by Richard Wilson

  7. Gary Lewis

    Blyth Will an' Bessie's Wedding

    “There was a weddin' o'er in Fife ...”

    A song performed by Gary Lewis

  8. Ralph Riach

    Bonie Mary

    “When Mary cam over the border ...”

    A song written in 1793 and performed by Ralph Riach

  9. Paul Young

    Cauld is the e'enin blast

    “Cauld is the e'enin blast ...”

    A poem performed by Paul Young

  10. Alan Cumming

    Come Rede Me Dame

    “Come rede me dame,come tell me, dame ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Alan Cumming

  11. Alan Cumming

    Death and Doctor Hornbook

    “Some books are lies frae end to end, ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  12. Ian McDiarmid

    Divine Service In The Kirk Of Lamington

    “As cauld a wind as ever blew, ...”

    An epigram written in 1791 and performed by Ian McDiarmid

  13. Kate Dickie

    Elegy on the year 1788

    “For lords or kings I dinna mourn ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Kate Dickie

  14. Kate Dickie

    Ellibanks

    “Ellibanks and ellibraes ...”

    A poem performed by Kate Dickie

  15. Crawford Logan

    Epigram Addressed To An Artist

    “Dear Sir, I'll gie ye some advice ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Crawford Logan

  16. Phyllis Logan

    Epigram On Rough Roads

    “I'm now arrived -- thanks to the gods ...”

    An epigram written in 1786 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  17. Richard Wilson

    Epigram On Said Occasion

    “O Death, had'st thou but spar'd his life ...”

    An epigram written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  18. Richard Wilson

    Epigram. Another On The Said Occasion

    “One Queen Artemisia, as old stories tell, ...”

    An epigram written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  19. Laura Fraser

    Epigrams on Lord Galloway

    “What dost thou in that mansion fair ...”

    An epigram written in 1793 and performed by Laura Fraser

  20. Derek Riddell

    Epitaph

    “Lo worms enjoy the seat of bliss ...”

    An epitaph performed by Derek Riddell

  21. Crawford Logan

    Epitaph For Mr Walter Riddell

    “Sic a reptile was Wat, sic a miscreant slave ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Crawford Logan

  22. Richard Wilson

    Epitaph On A Henpecked Country Squire

    “As father Adam first was fool'd, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Richard Wilson

  23. John Sessions

    Epitaph On Holy Willie

    “Here Holy Willie's sair worn clay ...”

    An epitaph written in 1785 and performed by John Sessions

  24. Alan Cumming

    Epitaph on John Bushby Esq

    “Here lies John Bushby-honest man ...”

    A song written in 1796 and performed by Alan Cumming

  25. Tam Dean Burn

    Extempore reply to an invitation

    “Sir, Yours this moment I unseal ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  26. Barbara Rafferty

    Extempore, in the Court of Session

    “He clench'd his pamphlets in his fist ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  27. Jonathan Watson

    Grim Grizzle

    “Grim Grizzel was a mighty Dame ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by Jonathan Watson

  28. Richard Wilson

    Holy Willie's Prayer

    “O Thou, who in the heavens does dwell ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Richard Wilson

  29. Laura Fraser

    How can I keep my maidenhead

    “How can I keep my maidenhead ...”

    A poem performed by Laura Fraser

  30. Dawn Steele

    I'll Tell You a Tale of a Wife

    “I'll tell you a tale of a wife ...”

    A song written in 1789 and performed by Dawn Steele

  31. Hannah Gordon

    Lament For The Absence Of William Creech, Publisher

    “Auld chuckie Reekie's sair distrest, ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  32. Robbie Coltrane

    Libel Summons

    “In truth and honour's name.-Amen. ...”

    A poem performed by Robbie Coltrane

  33. John Sessions

    Lines To A Gentleman

    “Kind Sir, I've read your paper through ...”

    A poem written in 1790 and performed by John Sessions

  34. Bill Paterson

    Lines sent to John Syme of Ryedale

    “O had the malt thy strength of mind ...”

    An epigram written in 1795 and performed by Bill Paterson

  35. Kate Dickie

    Lines written in the kirk of Lamington

    “As cauld a wind as ever blew ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Kate Dickie

  36. Kate Dickie

    Lines written on windows of the Globe Tavern, Dumfries

    “The greybeard, old wisdom, may boast of his treasures, ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Kate Dickie

  37. Laura Fraser

    My Auntie Jean held to the shore

    “My Auntie Jean held to the shore ...”

    A poem performed by Laura Fraser

  38. Gary Lewis

    Nae Hair On't

    “Yestreen I wed a lady fair ...”

    A poem performed by Gary Lewis

  39. Robert Carlyle

    O Leave Novels

    “O leave novels, ye Mauchline belles ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  40. Alison Peebles

    Occasional Address, Spoken by Miss Fontenelle, on her benefit night

    “Still anxious to secure a partial favour, ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Alison Peebles

  41. Crawford Logan

    On A Dog Of Lord Eglingtons

    “I never barked when out of season ...”

    A poem performed by Crawford Logan

  42. Crawford Logan

    On An Innkeeper In Tarbolton

    “Here lies a mock Marquis, whose titles were shamm'd ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Crawford Logan

  43. Alan Cumming

    On An Innkeeper Nicknamed The Marquis

    “Here lies a mock Marquis, whose titles were shamm'd ...”

    An epitaph written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  44. Eddi Reader

    On Andrew Turner

    “In Se'enteen Hunder 'n Forty-Nine ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Eddi Reader

  45. John Ramage

    On Commissary Goldie's Brains

    “Lord, to account who dares Thee call ...”

    A poem written in 1795 and performed by John Ramage

  46. Eddi Reader

    On James. Grieve, Laird of Boghead, Tarbolton

    “Here lies Boghead amang the dead ...”

    An epitaph written in 1784 and performed by Eddi Reader

  47. Liz Lochhead

    On John Morine, laird of Laggan

    “When Morine, deceased, to the Devil went down ...”

    An epigram written in 1793 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  48. Kate Dickie

    On Johnson's Opinion of Hampden

    “For shame! ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Kate Dickie

  49. Tom Fleming

    On Marriage

    “That hackney'd judge of human life ...”

    An epigram performed by Tom Fleming

  50. Liz Lochhead

    On Maxwell of Cardoness

    “Bless Jesus Christ, O Cardoness ...”

    An epigram written in 1794 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  51. John Ramage

    On Miss J. Scott, of Ayr

    “Oh! had each Scot of ancient times ...”

    A poem performed by John Ramage

  52. Hannah Gordon

    On The Late Captain Grose's Peregrinations Thro' Scotland

    “Hear, Land o' Cakes, and brither Scots, ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  53. Joyce Falconer

    On a Schoolmaster in Cleish Parish, Fifeshire

    “Here lies Willie Michie's banes ...”

    An epitaph written in 1787 and performed by Joyce Falconer

  54. Alan Cumming

    On a Suicide One

    “Here lies in earth a root of Hell ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Alan Cumming

  55. Alan Cumming

    On a Suicide Two

    “Earth'd up, here lies an imp o' hell, ...”

    An epitaph written in 1795 and performed by Alan Cumming

  56. Phyllida Law

    On being asked why God had made Miss D so little and Mrs A so big

    “Ask why God made the gem so small ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Phyllida Law

  57. Barbara Rafferty

    On seeing Miss Fontenelle in a Favourite Character

    “Sweet naivete of feature ...”

    A poem written in 1793 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  58. Clare Grogan

    On the Duchess of Gordon's Reel Dancing

    “She kiltit up her kirtle weel ...”

    A poem written in and performed by Clare Grogan

  59. John Ramage

    Pinned to Mrs Riddell's carriage

    “If you rattle along like your mistress's tongue ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  60. Hannah Gordon

    Prologue Spoken At The Theatre Of Dumfries

    “No song nor dance I bring from yon great city ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  61. Eddi Reader

    Scotish Ballad

    “Last May a braw wooer cam down the lang glen ...”

    A song written in 1795 and performed by Eddi Reader

  62. Paul Young

    Sic a wife as Willie's Wife

    “Willie Wastle dwalls on Tweed ...”

    A song written in 1792 and performed by Paul Young

  63. Alan Cumming

    The Bonniest Lass

    “The bonniest lass that ye meet neist ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  64. Vivien Heilbron

    The Book Worms

    “Through and through th' inspir'd leaves, ...”

    An epigram performed by Vivien Heilbron

  65. Phyllis Logan

    The Braw Wooer

    “Last May, a braw wooer cam doun the lang glen ...”

    A song written in 1795 and performed by Phyllis Logan

  66. Multiple Readers

    The Brigs of Ayr

    “The simple Bard, rough at the rustic plough ...”

    A poem written in 1786 and performed by Multiple Readers

  67. Dawn Steele

    The Cooper o' Dundee

    “Ye coopers and hoopers attend to my ditty ...”

    A poem performed by Dawn Steele

  68. Siobhan Redmond

    The Dean Of The Faculty

    “Dire was the hate at old Harlaw ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Siobhan Redmond

  69. Annette Crosbie

    The Five Carlins

    “There was five Carlins in the South ...”

    A song written in 1789 and performed by Annette Crosbie

  70. John Sessions

    The Fornicator

    “Ye jovial boys who love the joys ...”

    A poem written in 1784 and performed by John Sessions

  71. John Bett

    The Heron Ballads : Buy Braw Troggin

    “Wha will buy my Troggin ...”

    A song written in 1795 and performed by John Bett

  72. Multiple Readers

    The Jolly Beggars : Love and Liberty - A Cantata

    “When lyart leaves bestrow the yird, ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Multiple Readers

  73. Robert Carlyle

    The Jolly Beggars : Merry Andrew

    “Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  74. Tam Dean Burn

    The Jolly Beggars : Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou

    “Sir Wisdom's a fool when he's fou ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  75. Alan Cumming

    The Mauchline Wedding

    “When Eighty five was seven month auld ...”

    A song written in 1785 and performed by Alan Cumming

  76. Kate Dickie

    The Modiewark

    “The modiewark has done me ill ...”

    A poem performed by Kate Dickie

  77. David Hayman

    The Patriarch

    “As honest Jacob on a night ...”

    A song performed by David Hayman

  78. Gerda Stevenson

    The Ploughman - merry muses

    “The ploughman he's a bonny lad ...”

    A song performed by Gerda Stevenson

  79. Vivien Heilbron

    The Reel O' Stumpie

    “Wap and Row, wap and row ...”

    A song performed by Vivien Heilbron

  80. Hannah Gordon

    There's a youth in this city

    “There's a youth in this city, it were a great pity ...”

    A song written in 1789 and performed by Hannah Gordon

  81. Blythe Duff

    There's three true gude fellows

    “There's three true gude fellows ...”

    A song written in 1796 and performed by Blythe Duff

  82. Alex Norton

    They took me to the Haly Band

    “They took me to the haly band ...”

    A poem performed by Alex Norton

  83. Simon Tait

    To Alexander Findlater

    “Dear Sir ...”

    A poem performed by Simon Tait

  84. Liz Lochhead

    To Dr Maxwell, on Miss Jessy Staig's recovery

    “Maxwell, if merit here you crave ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  85. Tam Dean Burn

    To Mr E - on his translation of and commentaries on Martial

    “O thou, whom poesy abhors ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Tam Dean Burn

  86. Barbara Rafferty

    To Symon Gray

    “Symon Gray ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  87. Robert Carlyle

    To a Louse

    “Ha! whaur ye gaun , ye crowlin ferlie? ...”

    A poem written in 1785 and performed by Robert Carlyle

  88. Barbara Rafferty

    To a painter

    “Dear - , I'll gie ye some advice ...”

    A poem written in 1787 and performed by Barbara Rafferty

  89. John Ramage

    To the Hon Mr RM, of Panmure, on his high Phaeton

    “Thou fool, in thy Phaeton towering ...”

    A poem written in 1794 and performed by John Ramage

  90. Tam Dean Burn

    Tweedmouth Town

    “Near Tweedmouth town there liv'd three maids ...”

    A poem performed by Tam Dean Burn

  91. Liz Lochhead

    Versicles on Sign-posts

    “He looked ...”

    A poem written in 1788 and performed by Liz Lochhead

  92. Robbie Coltrane

    Willie Brew'd A Peck O' Maut

    “O Willie brew'd a peck o' maut ...”

    A poem written in 1789 and performed by Robbie Coltrane

  93. Joyce Falconer

    Ye'se get a hole to hide it in

    “O will ye speak at our town ...”

    A song written in and performed by Joyce Falconer

  94. Kate Dickie

    You're welcome, Willie Stewart

    “You're welcome, Willie Stewart ...”

    A poem written in 1796 and performed by Kate Dickie

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