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Yed Ore Ears in Debt

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Yed Ore Ears in Debt

Ahm cowd sitt'in ere on th'eawtside lavvy
Wi this note fo't rentmon in mi hond.
Ah don't know why her corn't pay her road ……
As a chahhlt ah cor,nt understond.

Ah mee,un….. her neyer smooks cigs, her neyer goes eawt.
Her neyer beys nowt for hersell.
Her neyer has a drink. Un God knows when her eyts.
Whats wrung… It's so hard fot tell.

Everythin we wear is hond mi deawns
We neyer gerr owt bowt from new.
Ah mee,un…. what chahhl't at eleven year owd,
Wears his nana's bootees fo't gu't skoo.

Ahm shame,t of goo'in inter't shops reawnd here.
Aw't lads, they think it reight funny.
Cos, evry time ah walk in wi one of mi mates.
They ask if mi nana's sent money.

Hers borrowed money from aw ore't show.
From Ince to Clarrington Brook.
Hers even tak'n the drastic step,
Of sell'in her pension book.

Everythin, hers tak'n ter't pop shop.
Wiv varnier nowt left, as't be said.
Owt that wuz new has already gone.
Un neaw hers took blankits off bed.

Hey up, rent mons coming deawn't path.
If he knocks, he'll wakk'n mi dad.
Mi dad does'nt know thar he were'nt pay last wik.
If he finds eawt, he's goo'int go mad.

Ah don't know eaw it's aw goo'int pan eawt.
Ikk'le aw hit the fan… tha con bet.
When't Bum Bailiffs turn up, He's goo'int find eawt.
That he's yed ore his ears in debt.

Wigan Dialect Copyright © 1998 Jeff Unsworth

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