On Ilkley Moor Baht 'at:
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(1)
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! (x3)

(3)
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(5)
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(7)
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(9)
That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

 

(2)
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(4)
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(6)
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

(8)
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at (x3)

NB. There are no dialect boundaries in Yorkshire, or indeed anywhere in England; the Yorkshire Dialect, for instance, does not suddenly change when you cross a border or go from town to town; a dialect changes subtley as you move from place to place; however having said that, there are certain dialects that are definitely associated with places in Yorkshire and it is often fairly easy to identify where a person comes from through their speech alone and this is true for the older generation living in and around Ilkley.


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