Tam O'Banter: Edinburgh polis get into the spirit on #BurnsNight

"Tak a minute o yer time, tae read this crime prevention rhyme..."


POLICE in Edinburgh have been getting wired into the whisky early ahead of Burns Night and



came up with their own Tam o' Shanter rhyme



in honour of the Bard.

Enjoy. You've been telt, as they say.


When you and your family leave the streets,




And drouthy scoundrels, scoundrels meet;




As market days are wearing late,




Some folk begin to jump your gate,




While we sit praying there’s more than a yale,




On your front door, unlocked and open (their holy grail)






We don’t think of the long Scots miles,




The marshes, waters, steps and stiles,




That lie between us and your hame,




Just catching the scoundrels is our aim




This truth finds an honest Kenny Mac




Our new commander, to Edinburgh - he’s back




Auld Edinburgh wham ne’er a town surpasses,




For honest men and bonny lasses.




Commander Mac has been sae wise




Tae give you a wee bit ae advice…




He tells thee tae tak good care o’er the darker nights




Wi locks and timers and plenty lights,




That frae November until March,




These simple steps could play a big part




In keeping thieves awa fae yer hoose




Keep valuables locked up and not out loose








For every scoundrel and opportunistic fool,




Will use yer spade, yer clippers or another tool




Tae get tae yer riches, yer motor and the like




So hide the keys fae aw the wee tykes




By aw means tak and enjoy a dram for oor pal Burns




But dinny tak it so far to end in a stomach churn!




The polis office is no place for a set and a reel




So behave yerselves neibors, and all will be weil



Picture courtesy of

Alice

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