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Sun Dec 30, 2018, 06:41 AM

21. Or the 19th century "On Ilkley Moor"

The later verses:

Lyrics in Yorkshire dialect

Tha's bahn' to catch thy deeath o' cowd
Then us'll ha' to bury thee
Then t'worms'll come an' eyt thee oop
Then t'ducks'll come an' eyt up t'worms
Then us'll go an' eyt up t'ducks
Then us'll all ha' etten thee
That's wheear we get us ooan back

Interpretation in Standard English

You're bound to catch your death of cold
Then we will have to bury you
Then the worms will come and eat you up
Then the ducks will come and eat up the worms
Then we will go and eat up the ducks
Then we will all have eaten you
That's where we get our own back

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On_Ilkla_Moor_Baht_%27at

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