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Posted -  14/11/2010  :  06:41
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Stanley Challenger Graham




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Stanley
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 06:17
Nice link Brad.

Thanks to University challenge I learned yesterday that 'binge' is the old term for soaking a barrel or other wooden vessel to swell the timber and make it leak proof. 


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wendyf
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 07:50
Cry Thanks for the link Bradders.


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Tizer
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 09:25
The posts about signs alongside the road prompts me to mention a frequent one here: `Slow cows on road'. We are still waiting to see `Fast cows on road'.

Another one is:
Potatoes
Vegetables
Milk
Horse poo


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belle
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 12:11
Brad, i know a version of the "Derby lamb" taught to me as a child...for some reason..well actually for the obvious reason that rhyme is a well known memory tool, it stays with me to this day...If you would like me to write the words for you , just let me know!


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Bradders
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 12:27
That would be nice Belle.......thanks.....

Peter , thta's funny ...I always smile at "Slow Children"....Aaaaaw,  what a pity !

....and even better "Caution Children".....What all of them, and Why ? What have they done ?


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belle
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 12:48
The Derby lamb

When I were o'er bi Derby, an oe'r bi Derby moor*
I saw the biggest baa lamb that's ever been seen before*

Chorus
Oh it's true, it's true! Ahv'e never bin known to lie
and if tha'd a bin oe'r Derby moor, tha'd a seen it as weel as I!


The lamb it had some wool sir, some wool upon it's back
the eagles built their nests in it, you could hear the yunguns quack!

chorus

The lamb it had some horns sir, that reached up to the moon
e tossed a guy up in december and he never came down whileJune! 

chorus

The lamb it had a tail sir, a tail so long to tell,
it ran right oe'r bi Derby moor and rang St Patericks bell!

Chorus

The chap that killed the baa lamb, were up the neck in blood
the chap that held the basin were washed away in the flood!

Chorus

The blood it ran oe'r Derby and Oe'r bi Derby moor*
it turned the biggesrt Watter wheel that's ever been turned before!

Chorus

The end
* the pronunciation of moor and before is more like mo-a, and befo-a


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belle
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 13:02
Have scouted round t'internet to get the tune but the ones I heard are not the tune i know it by..


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tripps
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 15:16
Bradders - thanks for the link. That's my kind of thing.  The accent is hard to describe, but very distinctive. I kept waiting for someone to say 'me ducks'  . There are about four other versions on Spotify - (have I mentioned Spotify?)  This is outstandingly the best.  Wonderful........

PS for Belle - If yoiu look for The Derby Ram you will find it. Have a look here.  -  and of course it's on Spotify sung by A. L. Lloyd.. 

Edited by - tripps on 21/09/2011 3:55:32 PM


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belle
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Posted - 21/09/2011 : 16:23
As I said Tripps, the ones I heard were not the same version.


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Bradders
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Posted - 22/09/2011 : 00:02
Belle .Thanks for that ......this is the version of the "Derby Tup" that is most often heard in the East Midlands Folk Clubs ......The tune goes "La la lal la."...oh well !

http://sniff.numachi.com/pages/tiDERBYRAM.html

Sorry for the rude bit  , but  there are a lot  worse versions too !...

 


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Stanley
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Posted - 22/09/2011 : 04:56
When I was a lad I used to wonder why the lady carried a sign that said 'Stop children crossing'. Seemed most unfair and it wasn't working!


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Bodger
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Posted - 22/09/2011 : 09:00
Why do we have a "slap up" meal ?

which reminds me of many years ago on a pub coach trip that included Sunday lunch at an hotel, when the soup was served one of the lads piled his soup dish with the bread supplied, declaring it one of the best lunches he had ever had, he was astonished when five minutes later it was followed by a main course, and then dessert, he had never had a three course lunch !


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Stanley
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Posted - 23/09/2011 : 05:48
My favourite meal at Gisburn auction market used to be a bowl of tomato soup with a small packet of digestive biscuits crumbled into it. I first came across 'brose' in Scotland and it's a nice tasty filler!


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Cathy
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Posted - 23/09/2011 : 10:33
Why do some people say 'an' before hotel eg "I stayed in an hotel".    Also I was reading a decorating magazine today and referring to a particular item was written "An homely touch".   It doesn't sound or read write to me. 


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belle
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Posted - 23/09/2011 : 11:36
The reason people say "an hotel", is that hotel is often pronouced without the h being sounded, so the rule for vowels is used..you wouldn't say "a ape" but "an ape" so if 'otel is what's said then it needs 'an' not 'a' in front of it.
"An homely touch" is not right though..think someone made that  one up ..it would have to sound 'omely, to need an in front of it!


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