Starvin wae tha coul.
I still haenae got mae heid roon that yin. Ye must hae tae bae fae Derry.
Interestingly, since then, I have found this 'aul sayin' in these two historical documents. Washington Irving gives the following account in his book The Life of George Washington,
The winter set in early, and was uncommonly rigorous. The transportation of supplies was obstructed; the magazines were exhausted, and the commissaries had neither money nor credit to enable them to replenish them. For weeks at a time the army was on half allowance; sometimes without meat, sometimes without bread, sometimes without both. There was a scarcity, too, of clothing and blankets, so that the poor soldiers were starving with cold as well as hunger (Washington Irving, The Life of George Washington, vol. 1 (NY: The Cooperative Publication Society, 1858, 263-265).
And this example, from the Encyclopaedia Perthensis