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The Yorkshireman

Now ma mate Geoff's a Yorkshireman,
A Doncaster lad, born n bred,
Full o' fun but thick in t'ead,
Now ah can say this wi'out insultin',
'cos e's me mate an we gerron great,
Ah calls 'im rotten when we're in t'shop,
an 'e gi's it back, n thinks 'e's on top.
I'm a Lancashire lad, born n bred,
'e sez ahm same, thick in t'ead,
Insults we chuck alt' time at each other,
But Ah loves 'im like 'e were me brother.
Anyone comes wi' insult for 'im
As ter get past me an' that would be grim.
Ah banter is fun an' nowt else tha' see,
Ah jabs at 'im an' e' jabs at me.
So don't get t' thinkin' as Roses War's still on,
When we as a go, it's just fer ah fun.  

© Dave Timperley 2012

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  1. Date: 7/22/2015 5:13:00 PM
    Love this friendship poem and the dialect too. Being a Southern man(USA), I have a regional dialect that others notice often. Once I had a couple friends like that decades ago, now deceased, guys drank too much and partied too hard. Great poem- A7.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 7/23/2015 7:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Tha's welcome an Ah thank thee lad. God Bless. D.
  1. Date: 5/9/2012 6:18:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning Dave. Hope you have a great day. Love, Carol

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/9/2012 8:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carol, I love the swallows and Amazon pic. Thanks for your comment, Geoff is a great bloke even if he is from wrong side o'hill!
  1. Date: 5/8/2012 3:46:00 PM
    I like the way you have used dialect in this poem. And the depiction of friendship is terrific. Must say, tho' I wear the white rose of York.

    Timperley Avatar Dave Timperley
    Date: 5/9/2012 8:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Joann, sorry to hear about your predicament but the good news is it can be cured by a good dose of M62 tha' knows lass. Thanks for your imput, it means a lot to me. God Bless.