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The curse of Ilkley Moor

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ON ILKLA MOOR BAHT HAT


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Matthew Edwards 19 Oct 01 - 08:21 PM
Snuffy 19 Oct 01 - 08:35 PM
Matthew Edwards 19 Oct 01 - 08:43 PM
Callie 19 Oct 01 - 11:19 PM
gnomad 20 Oct 01 - 04:11 AM
lady penelope 20 Oct 01 - 05:14 AM
Wyrd Sister 20 Oct 01 - 08:03 AM
Linda Kelly 20 Oct 01 - 10:33 AM
Mr Red 20 Oct 01 - 11:39 AM
Snuffy 20 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM
Geoff the Duck 20 Oct 01 - 01:22 PM
Les from Hull 20 Oct 01 - 02:28 PM
Midchuck 20 Oct 01 - 03:00 PM
Matthew Edwards 20 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM
Joe_F 21 Oct 01 - 07:05 PM
The_one_and_only_Dai 21 Oct 01 - 07:11 PM
GUEST,KD hats ltd. 19 Apr 09 - 07:41 PM
GUEST,IMOR 21 Aug 09 - 05:29 AM
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Subject: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:21 PM

It was either last weekend at Llanstock, or in some previous thread that Snuffy claimed that it is possible to sing any song to the tune of "Ilkley Moor". This has seriously endangered my sanity over the last few days, and I now find it almost impossible to sing any other tune. Please let me know, Snuffy, if there is any cure for this. If not I am ready for admission to The Massachusetts Home for the Bewildered.


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Snuffy
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:35 PM

The only cure is reversal - try singing the words of Ilkley Moor to all the other tunes!!

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:43 PM

This is even worse than I thought: it works, after a fashion, but why do all the other people stare at me in choir?


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Callie
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 11:19 PM

The same is true of the Gilligan's Island theme ...


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: gnomad
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 04:11 AM

Have you tried "Ten green bottles"?

If all else fails then drinking 10x GB may also help.


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: lady penelope
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 05:14 AM

Snuffy, you're an evil man!

TTFN M'Lady P.


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Wyrd Sister
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 08:03 AM

I think it was mentioned that this was one of the tunes for "While shepherds watched". When I can't get to sleep, I try remembering all the tunes for this I have heard sung in the year. I'm only a novice, I can only get into the low teens numbers...


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Linda Kelly
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 10:33 AM

mmm, more thought needed on this one Mr Edwards, but I am determined to beat the Curse of Snuffy! (surrounds herself in a circle of salt and clutches clove of garlic)


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Mr Red
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 11:39 AM

there's no hope for me then! I hate garlic & am completely unsavoury! - & I sing "On Ilkley Moor bar T'at"
AHHHHHHHHH & you can't sing it to Pachabel's Cannon - now can you? & Horses Brawl is nigh impossible too


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 01:14 PM

You mean you've tried it with "Royal Forester" and "I get a Kick", Pen?


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 01:22 PM

Mysterious place, Ilkley Moor! I went there one time and I never came back alive!!!!!!!!
Quack!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Les from Hull
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 02:28 PM

Ate up t'worms, Geoff?


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Midchuck
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 03:00 PM

This is sort of strange.

On my and my kids' recent trip, we were in Ilkley, in response to a dinner invitation from Chris Newman and Maire ni Chathasaigh. Pretty big thrill for a dumb yank, to have the best (imo) American-style flatpicker in the British Isles fix your dinner while the Irish Traditional Musician of the Year award winner serves the wine!

We were to have gone back the next morning to climb Ilkley Moor with Maire (Chris had to go off on a teaching gig), but that morning the weather was terrible, i. e. fairly normal by British standards but no good for hiking, so we cancelled.

I remember the song from the old IOCA Song Fest, but I didn't make the connection beforehand. What a close call!

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Matthew Edwards
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 07:17 PM

I ought to have prefaced this thread with a Serious Health Warning; this is a most insidious tune, an earworm. Perhaps I could exorcise it with my own variant of the Lyke-Wake Pilgrimage, and march over Ilkey Moor singing THAT tune.

they're coming to take me away ha ha


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: Joe_F
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 07:05 PM

I think "Three Blind Mice" is an exception. "America the Beautiful", on the other hand....


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Subject: RE: BS: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: The_one_and_only_Dai
Date: 21 Oct 01 - 07:11 PM

I really, really wish I hadn't read this thread. No, really.


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Subject: RE: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: GUEST,KD hats ltd.
Date: 19 Apr 09 - 07:41 PM

I'm from`Ilkley but only have one ear... due to a tragic accident on the moor involving a hat, a small child, and a chainsaw. Ever since the accident I can't seem to stop humming the tune to this song, even whilst sleeping or talking to others...

Should I seek help?


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Subject: RE: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: GUEST,IMOR
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 05:29 AM

Hi Folks

This be IMOR - Ilkley's Most Outspoken Resident - calling.

I'm doing a blog on the infernal song to be found on http://rombaldsrover.blogspot.com in the very near future.

Regards to all.

Have a nice day.....


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Subject: RE: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: GUEST,Mr Red
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 06:57 AM

There is a folk process in action here. 20 years ago they used to have "Old Macdonald Had a ..." singing contests. Imagine a night of the song, even once in Latin. Now it is Ilkley Moor. Tomorrow?


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Subject: RE: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: theleveller
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 07:48 AM

It's a notorious place for UFO sightings, so it's possible that aliens are attracted by the particualr notes that make up the tune.

Also, Jimi Hendrix once played at the Troutbeck Hotel - you can hear strains of the tune in several of his songs.


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Subject: RE: The curse of Ilkley Moor
From: theleveller
Date: 21 Aug 09 - 07:51 AM

Hey, Joe, where you goin' b'aht 'at on yer 'ead.


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