From Top 100 Scottish Nursery Rhymes and
Songs for Children
The horny goloch is an awesome beast,
Supple and scaly;
It has twa horns, and a hantle* of feet
And a forkie tailie.
A wee bird sat upon a tree,
When the year was done and auld,
And aye it cheepit pitiously,
'My, but it's cald, cald!'