vagaries of the Yorkshire Dialect are many and various, but there exists
a band of enthusiasts (Colloquially known
as Tykes) who are determined to see it continue by the creation of
original Yorkshire Dialect Verse.
Many of the authors here are members of the Wakefield & District U.3.A.
Some of the verses have been recorded (where possible by the author),
and when you see the MP3 button next to the
text of a recorded verse you may download or play the
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If tha knows nowt, say nowt an appen nob'dy 'll notice.
Bur if tha's gor a bit er verse tha'd leek purrin' up ere then wang it
t'email pipe reet nah.
Our Ex Pats page gives some useful links, and you can always visit
ExPat Index for more Ex Pat News.
This site is here to encourage this creative talent from the White
Rose County. If you have any
original Yorkshire Dialect Verse you would like to contribute
please email me the text, and if you haven't published here before
please also include a profile of yourself and if you have one attach a
Where to start
My current favourite is Nowt’s Same Terday by Dennis Rhodes,
and The Mechanic
by the same author is worth a visit just for the last verse alone. Also
take a look at Erroo'as
by one of our latest contributors, Benny Wilkinson.