You're welcome, Willie Stewart


You're welcome, Willie Stewart, You're welcome, Willie Stewart, There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's half sae welcome's thou art! Come, bumpers high, express your joy, The bowl we maun renew it, The tappet hen, gae bring her ben, To welcome Willie Stewart, You're welcome, Willie Stewart, You're welcome, Willie Stewart, There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's half sae welcome's thou art! May foes be strang, and friends be slack Ilk action, may he rue it, May woman on him turn her back That wrangs thee, Willie Stewart, You're welcome, Willie Stewart, You're welcome, Willie Stewart, There's ne'er a flower that blooms in May, That's half sae welcome's thou art!

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Kate Dickie

About this work

This is a poem by Robert Burns. It was written in 1796 and is read here by Kate Dickie.

Themes for this poem

friendship drink humour

Locations for this poem

Dumfries

Selected for 31 May

With bowls of punch, 'bumpers' of ale and 'tappit hens' full of claret doing their rounds, who wouldn't want to be welcome as, 'a flower that blooms in May'? And with June nearly upon us, today is our last chance.

Donny O'Rourke

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