Th'Owd Verses've T'Dales

(Translation: Traditional Poetry of Yorkshire)



An Honest Yorkshireman

Henry Carey (Died 1748)

I is i' truth a coontry youth,
Nean used to Lunnon fashions;
Yet vartue guides, an' still presides
Ower all my steps an' passions.
Nea coortly leer, bud all sincere,
Nea bribe shall iver blinnd me ;
If thoo can like a Yorkshire tike,
A rogue thoo'll niver finnd me.

Thof envy's tongue, so slimly hung,
Would lee aboot oor coonty,
Nea men o' t' earth boast greater worth,
Or mair extend their boonty.
Oor northern breeze wi' us agrees,
An' does for wark weel fit us ;
I' public cares, an' love affairs,
Wi' honour We acquit us.

Sea great a maand is ne'er confaand
'Tiv onny shire or nation,
They gie un meast praise whea weel displays
A larned eddication;
Whaal rancour rolls i' laatle souls,
By shallow views dissarnin',
They're nobbut wise at awlus prize
Good manners, sense, an' larnin'.
 

An Honest Yorkshireman
Henry Carey

When At Hame Wi' Dad
Anon

I'm Yorkshire Too
Anon

The Wensleydale Lad
Anon
A Song
Thomas Browne
A Song (2)
Thomas Browne
Death of a Frog
David Lewis
Sheffield Cutler's Song
Abel Byewater
Adress to Poverty
Anon
The Collingham Ghost
Anon
Yorkshire Horse Dealers
Anon
The Lucky Dream
John Castillo
The Milkin' Time
J. H. Dixon
Come to Thy Gronny Doy
Ben Preston
Owd Moxy
Ben Preston
Dean't Mak Gam O'Me
Florence Tweddell
Coom Stap At Yam Toneet Bob
Florence Tweddell
Ode To T'Mooin
J. H. Eccles
Aunt Nancy
J. H. Eccles
My Awd Hat
Thomas Blackah
Reeth Bartle Fair
John Harland
The Christmas Party
Tom Twistleton
Nelly o' Bob's
John Hartley
Bite Bigger
John Hartley
Rollickin' Jack
John Hartley
Jim's Letter
James Burnley
To A Schoolmaster
George Lancaster
The Window On The Cliff Top
W. H. Oxley
Aar Maggie
Edmund Oxlet
Pason Drew Thro' Pudsey
John Hartley
Pateley Reaces
Anon
Play Cricket
Ben Turner
The File Cutter's Lament To Liberty
E. Downing
A Kuss
John Malham-Dembleby
Huntin' Song
Richard Blakeborough
Spring
F. J. Newboult
Heam, Sweet Heam
A. C. Watson
Then An' Nae
E. A. Lodge
Owd England
Walter Hampson
Love And pie
J. A. Carill
Cleveland Lyke-wake Dirge
anon
A Dree Neet
Anon
The Bridal Bands
Anon
A bridal Garter
Anon

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