Hogmanay versus Christmas Day?
Thanks to a test of my DNA
I found out that I'm part Scottish.
The Highland fling is now my way!
It wasn't such a surprise.
I had wondered about it for years -
Then late in the day proved my 'Scots Wha Hae',
An excuse to wear sporran, dirk and kilt -
To dress in tartan up to the hilt.
My folks would spend New Year in Edinburgh,
But I didn't like bagpipes or crowds.
Yet I love the Highlands, Royal Deeside, 'Old Reekie' and all -
And the great Rabbie Burns - and McGonagall.
I can just sing one verse of 'Old Lang Syne'
And down a wee dram of whisky.
Can just manage venison in Scottish game pie -
But could never kill a Haggisky!