2020-09-20

Then T’Worms’ll Come An’ Eyt Thee Up

Like many British musicians of the era Bill Oddie’s early 70s work on John Peel’s Dandelion Label combined contemporary and folk forms.

On Ilkla Mooar baht at

Wheear ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht at
Wheear ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee, ah saw thee?
Wheear ast tha bin sin’ ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Mooar baht at
On Ilkla Mooar baht at
On Ilkla Mooar baht at

Tha’s been a cooartin’ Mary Jane
Tha’s bahn’ to catch thy deeath o’ cowd
Then us’ll ha’ to bury thee
Then t’worms’ll come an’ eyt thee up
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

Within the lyrics there is a central verse, the first, third and fourth lines are changed with each following verse. All the verses feature the second, fifth, sixth and seventh lines On Ilkla Mooar baht at”.


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