Saturday, 14 February 2015

SQUEEZE THI TANNER



NEVER SEE LARKS THIS MORNING UP ON THEM FELLS,
THERE PROBABLY HIDING DOWN IN THEM DELLS,
BUT I HAD MY LANKY TANNER READY JUST BY CHANCE,
I HAD BEEN FORTUNATE TO GET A GLANCE.....
MAYBE TOMORROW.

I held my tanner, and squeezed it tight,
In the hope of seeing a skylark sight,
For today is Valentine, for early birds,
Squeeze that tanner to the first larks song,
Will bring thi luck for the year long.

Towd that tale from Oxy Dave,
A Yorkshire man known to save,
Another man who looks for Larks,
Nice one to thee, top marks!

(Dave Barker over in Oxenhope Nr. Bradford,
Told me about this old Yorkshire Tradition -
But it will work with a Lanky or a Cumbrian tanner just as well)

14th February 2015


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