Ammon Wrigley - "Owdham Footbo"

The following text was originally transcribed for the "Lancashire Dialect" section of the Dunkerley-Tuson and Goldenthread Website:

The following is a transcription of a work by Saddleworth poet Ammon Wrigley (1861-1946).

Owdham Footbo

It’s run an’ jump an’ hop an’ skip,
An’ sheawt hooray, an’ hip, hip, hip,
It’s singin’ songs an’ eytin tripe,
An’ suppin’ pints at single swipe,
An’ brass for th’ wife to buy a hat,
An’ th’ childer brass for this an’ that,
An’ beauncin’ gaily op an’ deawn,
Yo’ connut find a merrier teawn,
When Owdham’s won.
Aw lost mi brass, Awm crabbed an’ croot,
Aw lifted th’ cat eaut wi’ mi boot,
Awr ne’er as mad i’ o mi life,
Cleautin’ th’ kids an’ cursin’ th’ wife,
Awm sure mi brains han left mi yed,
Ther’s nowt to do but goh to bed,
At six o’clock o’ th’ Setturday neet,
They’re o i’ bed i’ eaur street,
When Owdham’s lost.