Old Matha Gummersal's Mule

 
Performed by:
Hilary Simpson
Recorded in:
West Morton
Recorded on:
01/10/2007
Recorded by:
Hilary Simpson
Genre:
Animals
Keywords:
Dialect
 

Archival information

TYG:
16
Key:
D
Time Signature:
6/8
Roud id:
21172
Laws id:
Master title:
Old Matha Gummersal's Mule
Places Cited:
Heartshead Moor

Lyrics

1
Old Matha Gummersal 'ad a mule an' it wor very poor,
An' it wor very poor,
Old Matha Gummersal 'ad a mule an' it wor very poor.

2
Old Matha and 'is mule fell aht and 'e turned it aht o' t' door,
'E turned it aht o' t' door, 'e turned it aht o' t' door,
Old Matha and 'is mule fell aht and 'e turned it aht o' t' door.

3
An' then 'e went a-seekin' it all o'er bi 'Arts'ead Moor,
All o'er bi 'Arts'ead Moor, all o'er bi 'Arts'ead Moor,
An' then 'e went a-seekin' it all o'er bi 'Arts'ead Moor.

4
An' dahn behind the coil pit the poor old mule did spy,
The poor old mule did spy, the poor old mule did spy,
Dahn behind the coil pit the poor old mule did spy.

5
An' some wor liftin' it at it' 'eead an' some wor at it' tail,
An' some wor at it' tail, an' some wor at it' tail,
An' some wor liftin' it at it' 'eead an' some wor at it' tail.

6
But all the liftin' wor in vain for t' poor old mule wor deead,
For t' poor old mule wor deead, for t' poor old mule wor deead,
But all the liftin' wor in vain for t' poor old mule wor deead.