Yorkshire Immigration?

#1
How does one become a Yorkshireman??

Can one achieve this by marriage (mrs Polar is from Leeds), or service in the Yorkshire army (inc 3 PWO and 8(Y)LI).

Will my daughters be classed as half castes or do they inherit citzenship through their mum?

I'm making every effort to fit in, I even support the national team (Leeds United) and picking up the lingo like...... I also know the words to Ilkley Moor without hat

I just find bloomin annoying that my Scottish Sister In Law can claim dual citzenship just because her mum was from West Riding, its not fair

p.s. I'm not the only one, I'm setting up a campaign group in my Sqn. Us Derbyshire people demand equal rights
 
#2
Sorry, you have to be born there (within the boundaries of the Ridings). Mrs Puttees was in the doghouse TWICE! for failing to give adequate notice of an impending birth. Miss Puttees is trying to become an honorary Tyke by supporting the Boro, but there's no escaping the rules.
 
#3
I'm a half-caste Yorksireman. My mother is a big nancy southener, and thanks to her I am too. I've only been to Yorkshire twice in the last 18 years. I don't intend to go back, for fear of being spat on.
 
#4
Polar (and no help from others, please): What is the first line of Ilkley Moor?
 
#7
?

Where as ta bin since I saw thee
I saw thee
On Ilkley moor by 'tat
Where as ta bin since I saw thee
I saw thee
Where as ta bin since I saw thee

On ilkley moor
By tat
On ilkley moor
By tat
On ilkley moor
By tat

( Without thy trousers on )

Admittedly the dialect is a tad of but one is from the lowlands of East Yorkshire tha knows
 
#8
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at vThen we shall ha' to bury thee
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
Then ducks 'll cum and eat oop t'worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

[The last verse was added some time later to the original.]

That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
That's wheer we get us oahn back
That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at

I can translate it too being a thoroughbred tyke :lol:
 
#9
Just out of interest, being the son of a Yorkshireman, but not being born there excludes me from putting on a fake accent and saying I'm a Yorkshireman?

But I used to have arguments with my Yorkshire grandfather about how sh*t Barnsley were, I even took a piss in the grounds. That's got to count for something. People get on international football teams with less of a conection.
 
#10
It doesn't matter how many Google entries you look at, you won't come across the original first line (or at least, I haven't found it).

edited much later to add: I've found the original line on the internet at last: http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/dialect/Old_texts.htm

I'm looking for the line that was written in my Grandma's music book that was handed down to her when she was about six.

Incidentally, the song ends:

And 'appen t'ducks'll poison thee, etc.
Then thou shall keep me company, etc.

Note that thee and thou is a sore point in the Ridings. West Yorks insist that thou is posh and don't use it, unless as an insult. North Yorks use both in the proper context. Don't know about East Yorks.
 
#11
As far as i'm aware Puttee, that is the first line? thats the way we were always taught it anyway.

'On Ilkley Moor Baht'at' is the unofficial county anthem of Yorkshire and tells the story of a young man courting a woman called Mary Jane on the moor without a hat (baht'at). He eventually succumbs to the cold and freezes to death.

Coorse yung'un cud allus on stopped ooam wit wud int oil an saved hissen yon bovver on freezin hissen to dee'ath stead on gooin oop yon moors aftu a flibbertygibbet lass. :lol:
 
#13
Why Biscuits owd c0ck? is tha afta treatin thisen? A can du thee a whippet or two if tha's fancying :lol:
 
#14
Yes, but the bone of contention is that the young man in question was not asked "Where have you been since I saw you?" The second line "I've been courting Mary Jane" (which is correct) would not be a sensible answer to the question which is a request for a location, not an action.

All will be revealed.....

(and would you stay at home behind closed doors, when you could have been courting Mary Jane on the Moors? I think not).
 
#16
And we'll always remember the introduction of the continental-style road signs that led to the deaths of several West Yorks drivers. The prime culprit was the level crossing half-barriers and the sign that said "Wait here while red lights are flashing." ;)
 
#17
Er yes Puttee since as he apparently died for a glimpse of her stocking top :lol:
 
#18
bossyboots said:
Er yes Puttee since as he apparently died for a glimpse of her stocking top :lol:
Oh, when did he die? He was in remarkably good singing voice last time I saw him.
 
#19
Ask yon vit'niry if he wunt mind lukin in on mi theer pidgins wud tha Polar69. Wun on um wor lukin reet lame wen a luked at it, a reckon t'missus wa gunna av it in that theer supper pot an appen dun summat at it. :lol:
 
#20
Oop on ilkley moor Puttee, daft sod went opp wit out his yon 'at on his heead dint e, bit back nar like. :lol:
 

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