These pages contain a selection of texts in the form of songs, poems and prose which are presented, variously, in the dialects of the North, East and West Ridings. With the exceptions of the Cleveland Lyke Wake Dirge , On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at and The Wensleydale Lad which are reproduced in full, the examples provided are partial extracts only. However, it is possible for readers to access the complete versions by referring to the sources, details of which are provided at the end of each section.

The material is divided into four sections:


Anyone wishing to make contributions of Yorkshire dialect texts should e-mail Barry Rawling with the relevant details