A north-east guidance teacher plans to release an album of original Doric songs after his video went viral.
Alan Reid, also known as Bundy, decided to write a song combining as many funny Doric words as he could to combat lockdown boredom.
The song, The Doric Min, was uploaded online and has had positive feedback from across the world.
Mr Reid, 36, admitted he wrote it “just for a laugh” but has now been inspired to write an album of Doric songs following its success.
The doric min – live stream of scottish tunes on Thursday 2nd july at approx 830pmI hail fae north east Scotland, far we speak a dialectIt isn’t proper English, its doric we work insteadWe hivna boys and girls, but wi me ats jist fineBecause we hay a heap o rare loons n affa bonny quinesWe speak the doric, we will dee til we deeWe ken fit fit fits fit fit, and we love a bozie!I dina say who, what, why, where and whenI say fa, fit, far, how and fan, yi kenAnd I will never ask you how do you doBut I want ti ken fit like yi are n I want ti ken yer newsWhen I was just a wee loon, at broch academyThere wiz a home ec teacher by the name o miseryShe tried sare to change my tongue and punished me each dayDetention for an aye, or ken, bit the doric it did stayLook at yon feel gype, he is affa glekkitOot fan its blawin a hoolie, getting his drars drookitHudding a mineer wi his semit soakin weetHe’ll be hingin luggit imorn, weet feet n nae waldy beetsI kent a contermashious man, he wiz a strushel bruteHe skelpt ma ower the lug, and kicked a fitba at ma stroopBut as he swung his queet, he coupit and did fa’So I ran across and kicked his doke and then I ran awaOh the bonny sing song doric tongue, I will change it for no oneAnd it will be thriving lang efter I am deid and goneBecause English is arite I suppose bit it dizna quite cut itIf am foonert, scunnert, glekkit, or am clairtit in dubs n muckit
Posted by Bundy on Monday, 29 June 2020
Mr Reid said: ” It took around 10 minutes to write it, I didn’t expect the video to take off like it has.
“I’m currently looking to get funding for it but it’s my hope to release the album by the end of the year with seven or eight songs in Doric.”
The Doric Min Facebook video has been viewed beyond the north-east with with positive comments coming from viewers from as far away as Canada and Australia.
“I think people have responded so well to it because they’re happy to hear their own tongue, there’s a lot of people who immigrated away from the north-east,” Mr Reid added.
“I think it’s important to keep Doric going so it doesn’t die out, it’s starting to disappear so it’s something people like to encourage. It’s a really good, onomatopoeic language.”
The Mintlaw Academy teacher said it was important to keep the dialect alive due to links to farming and fishing, but said he also liked its Viking connections too.
He said: “It also says a lot about the Viking influence as settlers rather than raiders as a lot of the words come from Scandinavian.”
Mr Reid added: “This isn’t my first album but I’ve found it easier writing these songs in Doric, it seems to come more naturally to me. I remember being at school and I’d be given detention for slipping into Doric.”
The other songs for the album are inspired by stories from around the north-east. Mr Reid said: “One of the songs I’ve also written is about my great great great granda who helped a tourist with a false teeth malfunction.
“There’s loads of Doric material, as well as lots of other genres available on Fitlike Records, it was all done by one of my mates Charlie Buchan.”