The Yorkshire Tup

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e Yorkshire Tup (Trad, arrangement The Moonbeams)

As I was going to Skipton, all on a market day
I saw the finest tup sir, that had ever been fed on hay

And it’s true me lads, it’s true me loves
I’ve never been known to lie
And if you’d gone down to Skipton you’d ‘ve seen the same as I

He had 4 hooves to walk on, on 4 hooves he did stand
And every one of those hooves sir why they covered an acre of land

Now the horns upon this tup sir they reached up to the moon
A man climbed up in April and he never came down til june

Now the fleece upon this tup sir it grew up to the sky
The eagles built their nests in it you could hear the young ones cry

Now the man that stuck this tup sir he feared for his live
So he sent away to Sheffield to get a longer knive

It took all the men in Buckden to carry away his bones
It took all the women in Grassington to roll away his stones

Now Coverdale’s good for horses and Wensleydale for cheese
And Dentdale folk are knitters and terrible for to see
But if it’s sheep you’re after and be that tups or ewes
accel..
Go over the hill to Swaledale, there’s plenty there for to choose

And it’s true me lads, it’s true me loves
I’ve never been known to lie
And if you’d gone down to Skipton you’d ‘ve seen the same as I

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from This Land, released August 3, 2018
Traditional - arrangement by The Moonbeams

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The Moonbeams Long Preston, UK

The Moonbeams sing their ‘Songs from the Dales’ telling tales of life and loving, and of laughing and enjoying life. Their contemporary folk based music skilfully evokes the beauty of their homeland, carrying you on a lyrical journey through the fells and dales of Yorkshire. Songs of rain, sun, and fells capture that elusive feeling of what it means to escape from the humdrum of everyday life. ... more

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