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Shill'in for Cleeun'in

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Shill'in for Cleeun'in

Reet… Were goo'int go through th'eaws today.
Aah want th'whole place clee'un.
Yo not goo'in play'in till it's bin done.
So aah ope yo aw know worr aah mee'un.

Neaw thee Raymund, thaa con do't petty.
Get Lanry from under yon sink.
Un mek sure tha scrubs under't lavatry rim.
It's that whats bin caus'in that stink.

Terunce, thaa con do grate.
Gee it a reight good black lead'in.
Un mek sure tha cle'uns inside er't thov'en.
Even if tha as't get thi yed in.

Scrawp aw them clinckers from th'esshole.
Then opp'n that new bungle er sticks.
Screw up some papp'er fot mek a good fire.
Cos thi dad'll bi wom abeawt six.

Jeffrey.. thaa con do kich'un.
Un don't thee forget stone that step.
There's a new donkey bran under't slop stone.
Un tha knows wee'er mop rags are kept.

Aah'm beawnt fot go an fill't dollytub.
Theres a greyt pile er waash'in waants do'in.
So while am in't waasheaws, no faw'in eawt.
Neaw pick up yo things un get goo'in.

Oh…un one of yo u'll at turn yon mangle.
Cos aah corn't do them blankits misell.
Un as't waant a lift wi pegg'in um eawt.
If their not back on't bed..He'll play hell.

Aah ope av geet time nip ter't popshop.
Cos as't at gerr his suit eawt agen.
Un then it waants spong'in un press'in.
Un then he'll not know weer it's bin.

So come on lets aw get stuck in.
Aah waant yo aw show will'in
Un if we get done afoor he comes wom.
Aah met trait yo aw to a shill'in.

Wigan Dialect Copyright © 1998 Jeff Unsworth

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