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Lyr Req: White Dog of Yockenthwaite

GUEST,Phil at Joicey Leadmine 25 Apr 12 - 10:47 AM
JHW 25 Apr 12 - 05:56 PM
GUEST,Phil at Joicey Leadmine 26 Apr 12 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: White Dog of Yockenthwaite
From: GUEST,Phil at Joicey Leadmine
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 10:47 AM

I'm trying to get the Lyrics for "White Dog of Yockenthwaite", the poem by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe as sung by Artisan. It's in Yorkshire dialect which (although I am technically a Yorkshireman) makes it difficult to pick out from the recording.
Particularly the third and fifth verses....
On't …… … were yowling
Both were a fair disgrace.
They hear Dog of Yockenthwaite,
Hunting in Langstrath Chase.
and
Young ....... in byre were baling
..............   up bale of straw.
Yon White Dog of Yockenthwaite,
...........       Wi'oot a shawl.

I've hunted most places on the web for this and drawn a blank. I'd like to sing this, but am reticaent without the genuine original poet's words.

PEH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: White Dog of Yockenthwaite
From: JHW
Date: 25 Apr 12 - 05:56 PM

There are some gems of setting and arrangement on this album and I'm sorry Artisan left them behind.

One of my top favourite walks is from Buckden in Wharfedale up the river to Yockenthwaite and back along the tops of limestone pavement, not forgetting the White Lion at Cray.

Album notes say words (C) The estate of Dorothy Una Ratcliffe (Mrs McGrigor Phillips). Dorothy is recorded as having died in 1967 so is still in copyright and I should not post without permission. I can though let you have them as printed in the album insert if you PM me. I haven't checked listening to the song tonight whether the recorded text varies.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: White Dog of Yockenthwaite
From: GUEST,Phil at Joicey Leadmine
Date: 26 Apr 12 - 06:41 AM

Thanks JHW. Yes please if you could send the appropriate section of the album insert to phil dot harley at ncl dot ac dot uk I'd be really grateful.
The Artisan harmony was fabulous, but my intention is to perform it solo (with guitar accompanyment - Ive yet to work on the arrangement).
Dorothy Ratcliffe led an interesting life by all accounts -- I may look at more of her poetry. If you are ever up North - drop by at the Howard Arms in Brampton -- third Tuesday in the month!


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