"On Ilkley Moor"
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Ilkley Moor
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeIlkley Moor - Credit: David Spencer

The unofficial anthem of Yorkshire, believed to date from the mid-19th century.

Wheear 'ast ta bin sin' ah saw thee?

On Ilkla Mooar baht 'at

The song tells of a lover courting his beloved Mary Jane, and the first two lines mean:

Where have you been since I last saw thee?

On Ilkley Moor without a hat.


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