Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Where 'as tha bin since I saw thee...

On Ilkley Moor b'hat 'aaaaaaat

 Where 'as tha bin since I saw thee (where as tha bin since I saw )
 Where 'as tha bin since I saw thee (as tha bin since I )
 On Ilkley Moor b'hat 'at
 On Ilkley Moor b'hat 'at
 On Ilkley Moor b'hat 'at!!!!!




I'm sure some of you weren't singing at the back there .  Did you sing this at school in the south?  Or was it just us in Yorkshire that sang it?

Anyway, It was a bit wild and windy, and not like July at all!  But we did indeed climb Ilkley Moor without our hats (Translation for any one not from the county!).

24 comments:

Rebecca said...

Looks like a lovely trip out, despite the weather! Yes, they always made us sing that at school! x

topchelseagirl said...

I had never heard of this song until one of my friends moved oop north to live with a boyfriend in Keighley. Definitely not well known in the south.
Great photos!

elsy said...

just you in yorkshire i think.....not sung in school halls in london ....but had a northern gran so know it well. damn....just told him and hes whistling it VERY loudly. x (hes from yorkshire)

Lisa said...

It's definitely a Northern thing only I reckon!
Lovely walk you went on, is that the young man with you?!
Lisa x

Rosie said...

No, we didn't sing it at school! Some of Paul's ancestors come from Ilkley and nearby Menston. He remembers, as a child, being taken to see the Sooty factory there. Looks like a super walk:)

Toffeeapple said...

It was definitely not sung in Wales though I did hear it several times on the radio, probably courtesy of Wilfred Pickles...

Down by the sea said...

I didn't sing it at school down South either but I am familiar with the song. I loved the pictures that accompanied it!
Sarah x

Jan said...

Lovely photos. I'm glad that you had decent weather to enjoy the views. Jx

BadPenny said...

Fabulous !

Lx @ Twelve said...

Never sung at school in Romford either....
The walk looks lovely though!

Lx

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We even sang about the moors in what was then Rhodesia so it is obviously world wide. I have never been there. but what a beautiful spot. T'other Diane

Menopausalmusing said...

We sang it in the East Riding......... with minor alterations to the words, I seem to remember the words "without your trousers on"......... ;O)

elaine rickett said...

You certainly get around a bit - did you sing it in the car on the way there - I bet you did - wild and windy it may have been but it looks lovely.

Jean said...

We used to sing it when there were no Yorkshire folk around to hear, just in case they might be offended....!!
I used to live in the village of Addingham, just up the road from Ilkley, so the moors were a favourite walk on Sunday afternoons. By eck, thy photos bring back memories.....it was back in the 70's.

**Anne** said...

Your photos are stunning. What a beautiful part of the world.
Anne xx

Jo said...

Where the ducks play football! Didn't you finish it off with that? We did.

Lyn said...

Never bin on'th moor...
xxx

Carol said...

I was singing! Your ears were pointing in the wrong direction.
Fantastic photos of stunningly beautiful landscape.
Carol xx

Gilly said...

You mean you didn't need a hat - it wasn't raining???

I rather think we sang a rude version in school - though not when the teachers could hear!!

Its really beautiful up there though, I agree - years since I went but I loved your gorgeous photos.

Young at Heart said...

beautiful....I've been there....well sort of drove throgh it....now stay in and keep dry!!x

Little Blue Mouse said...

I hope you didn't catch thee death of cold!

Jenny said...

Yes we in t'East Riding sung where the ducks play football too. Lovely trip down memory lane, years since I've been on t'moor or sung that song.

Rowan said...

I'm from Cheshire but have always known that song and was certainly singing along as I read your post:):)

Mike said...

When I want to school all the kids would just be singing the most popular songs that were on the radio or just mainstream. I guess I'm from a different generation then you.