- Category: Stories & Poems
- Published on Saturday, 02 March 2013 15:10
- Written by Maggi Kaye
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Riddles heard by McMath as a child at Airds of Kells.
Like a cherry, like a chess,
Like a bonny blue gless,
Like a cow amang the corn,
Blawing Billy Buck’s horn:
Spell that wi’ four letters.
Answer – T-H-A-T
Carrying away my wee Tambylum:
If I had my rusty club,
I’d make John-Eakam-Teakim-Tylam
Lay me doon my wee Tambylum.
Answer – A fox carrying off a lamb.
If I had my gun.
As I cam oure the tap o’ Tyne,
I met a drove o’ Heelan’ swine;
Some were black, and some were broun,
An’ some were rigged oure the croon.
Answer – A hive of bees.
The bat the bee, the butterflee,
The cuckoo and the gowk,
The myre-snipe, the heather-bleat;
How many birds is that?
Answer – Two
Jenny Whitepetticoat, wi’ a red nose,
The langer she stan’s the shorter she grows.
Answer – A lighted candle.