WET WET WET


                                                                           

                    16 APRIL, 1746                                                          


yes a rainy day a bit like today
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april was it yes april or was it may
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anyhow i did yes
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i did once give a hitchhiker a lift all the way up to inverness
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poor guy i can still see him raindrops dripping off the end of his nose
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a kilt no hat no raincoat the wrong sort of clothes
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hair plastered flat the poor sod  was sodden

i managed to get out of him hed been up to Culloden

a sad sad place i told him the name itself means ‘field of the dead

how did you find it  and through clenched teeth he said  

– and oh the misery in his voice i can hear it yet –

cccold, ccccold, he said, cccold and wet wet wet.

CULLODEN MOOR where 2000 Highlanders were killed or wounded in 1746 on this the last battle to be fought on British soil.

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