“On Ilkla Moor Baht At” – Yorkshire Anthem (in honour of Yorkshire Day, 1st August)

a few minutes ago a another amazing video entitled “On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘At” – Yorkshire Anthem (in honour of Yorkshire Day, 1st August) was revealed by the channel: Pedagogue Squinting

As published in the video description by Pedagogue Squinting: In honour of Yorkshire Day (1st August), here is my rendition of \”On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘At\”\n\nComposed in 1805, the lyrics were written later (c.1850s) in Yorkshire Dialect.\n\nFeatured prominently are linguistic forms such as H-dropping (\”at\”), Definite Article Reduction (t’ducks, etc.), and archaic second-person pronouns such as \”thee\” and \”tha\”.\n\nThese kinds of dialect songs were common in the mid-ninteenth century and formed part of the enregisterment (Agha 2003) of the dialect, so that it became broadly known to wide audiences (see also Cooper 2013).\n\nAh ‘ope tha thinks it’s alreight.\n\n\nI obviously don’t own this song – there is no copyright infringement intended here. This is intended as a critique of the original song to illustrate how easy it is to transpose it into another key (which I did so I could sing it easily), as well as arranging it for solo acoustic guitar. My conclusion is that the song transposes very well and allows for a wide range of singers to attempt it, and is easy to attempt on an acoustic.\n\nEnjoy – and remember:\n\n’Ear all, see all, say nowt; Eat all, sup all, pay nowt; And if ivver tha does owt fer nowt – Allus do it fer thissen.

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