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StephenH Origins: Dry Stone Walling Songs (26) RE: Origins: Dry Stone Walling Songs 30 Jul 17


The thread subject caught my eye and immediately made me think of a poem I found when visiting family in Yorkshire in 1977. I did a fair bit of rambling around Yorkshire and somewhere I came upon a series of cards for sale which had Yorkshire dialect poems printed on them. They were evidently issued by Asgill press, about which I know nothing.
Anyroad, one card had this poem, "Walls", by Tobias Malthouse, on it:

Whoivver maad yon wa's o' stane
must 'a bin stane his-sen
streeat up an' down an' Yorksheer-like,
maist gaffer-like of men

'ee must 'a bin a gradely chap
to leave yon fellside walled
an' raise sich-like memorials
to nivver bein stalled


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