On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at

It seems like there’s countless way to spell the phrase On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at (On Ilkley Moor without a hat) like..On Ilkley Moor Bah Tat or On Ilkley Moor Ba’ Tat, or like the song lyrics On Ilkla Mooar baht ‘at… Who cares really as long as you’ve got a pint in your hand while blasting the tune out in full Yorkshire Style.

I enjoyed a full day in Ilkley a few months back with my ❤Wifey (pictured below) on what was a beautiful winters days, we travelled by train from Leeds and photos below practically photo-document the entire day…even a Video at the very bottom of the train journey…speeded up so it looks like we travelled at 756 mph 🙂

 

The Lyrics go like this…

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

Translated it says this…

Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you?
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
Where have you been since I last saw you, last saw you?
Where have you been since I last saw you?
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
On Ilkley Moor without a hat
You have been courting Mary Jane
You are 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

Our Train Journey as if we travelled at 729 mph 😉

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4 thoughts on “On Ilkley Moor Bar T’at”

  1. 756 is one of my favourite numbers! Superb photos of your afternoon’s adventure – I especially like the moment’s stops at the train stations to catch your breath…

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