Friday, 8 January 2010

Dun't Put Thi Muck In Aah Dustbin

I realised today that I'm getting a backlog. Because of the bad weather and the holidays my bins haven't been emptied for ages. No complaint, but a warning to others!

The Barnsley Anthem

The lyrics and a translation key are on the YouTube link.

Just one thing. I live a bit further North, only ~30 miles or so, but my pronunciation and use of words is slightly different. "Dun't" (="do not" in the song) I use to mean "does not" as in "it dun't work" or "it dun't make any difference". To say "do not" I would stress the first "o", drop the second and put a stressed "a" in the middle. It makes something more like "do-ant" as an example "dooan't do that" = "do not do that" or more simply "stoppit". Or, given the right situation, "Dooan't stop now!"

That's only part of it. For the song I would drop the "n" in "in" and truncate the words, so I would sing:

"Dooan't put thi mucky'ar dustbin"

Isn't dialect wonderful especially when "weirall dahn i't'coiloil"?


yorksnbeans said...

Mr. YnB had to translate for me, although, he too, had to listen closely for some of the words.

NobblySan said...

I'm fascinated by dialects and accents.

Here's a bit from our local area - The Oldham tinkers, with coalhole Medley:-

Andy Holroyd said...

Did Mr YnB remember the song? My dad used to sing it, so I've known it for ever.

Sounds like Nobbly knows it too. Nice track, cheers mate.

Andy Holroyd said...

I'm still musing on the verb 'do'...

"It dun't work, dooan't even try."

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