But thro' a' the habble, the steer, an' stramash,
Frien' Sandie was gath'rin' an' bankin' the cash;
The sale o' the whisky was aye growin' mair—
An' that's the maist feck o' the publican's care!
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton