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Lyr Req: Clogs (Harvey Kershaw)

GUEST 23 Sep 06 - 06:41 AM
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Subject: clogs - harvey kershaw - words needed
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 06:41 AM

I would be very grateful if anyone could possibly help me by posting the words to Harvey Kershaw's great Lancashire dialogue poem, 'Clogs'


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Subject: Lyr Add: CLOGS (Harvey Kershaw)
From: Bernard
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 06:56 AM

Clogs!
Harvey Kershaw, 1958


Clogs!
As soon as aw were owd enough,
Tu toddle on mi own deawn t' clough,
They made mi wear, cos lone were rough,
Some clogs.
When laythur on aw went to skoo',
Because mi mother made mi goo,
Wi' temper aw punced noses through
Mi clogs.
Skoo'-maister 'at aw had just then,
Oft gi' mi t' stick 'specially when
He saw 'at aw'd forgot to cle'n
Mi clogs.
Like ow young lads, aw loved a lark,
Aw liked tu mak' clog irons spark,
Aw cracked, through doin' it in t' dark,
Mi clogs.
Mi fayther went off at t' deep end,
When he fun' eawt, he made mi bend,
Then aw felt what power a foot could lend
Tu clogs.


If th' bigger lads at top o' t' broo,
Should try tu bash mi comin' fro' t' skoo',
One thing'd allus poo me through,
Mi clogs.
Fro' t' skoo' aw went hauve time in' t' mill,
A skip wi' bobbins aw'd tu fill,
Mi first week's wage just settled t' bill
For new clogs.
At eighteen aw were cooartin' strong,
But, sad tu say, it didn't last long,
For hoo said, when aw axed her what were wrang?
It's thi clogs.
That hurt so mitch aw welly skriked,
An' after tay tu bed aw piked,
But aw found a lass 'at said hoo liked
Mi clogs.
We were wed i' t' June o' t' followin' year,
Th' owd church were crommed yo' couldna stir,
That's th' only time aw didn't wear
Mi clogs.


Aw'm owder neaw by fifty year,
But let them 'at want ha' shoon tu wear,
Aw'll be owd fashion't an' prefer
Mi clogs.
Shoon nip your feet, just like a vice,
Aw've had some, an' it's noan so nice,
If yo' han to, tak' my advice,
Try clogs.
If yen getten a job like shiftin' sond in,
Or bug-blindin' yo're upsteers londin,
Yo'll need a gradely understondin'
Try clogs.
Two things yo'll find browt Lancashire fame,
An' one is cotton an' t' cotton frame,
But as for t'other, there's nobbut one name,
And that's clogs.

C – L – O – G – S
Clogs!


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Subject: RE: clogs - harvey kershaw - words needed
From: Bernard
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 06:59 AM

Ummm... you might need a translation, or, at the very least, guidance on pronunciation...

I can let you have an MP3 of Harvey reciting it, if you wish... mudcat_at_bernardcromarty.co.uk - change _at_ for @ and that's my email address. I'f not done a clicky because that's how the spammers get in...


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Subject: RE: clogs - harvey kershaw - words needed
From: GUEST
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 07:19 AM

Thank you very much indeed for such a prompt reply Bernard - much obliged


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Subject: RE: clogs - harvey kershaw - words needed
From: Bernard
Date: 23 Sep 06 - 11:00 AM

Welcome!


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