The Lancashire Dialect (In this Free ebook)or (colloquially, Lanky) refers to the vernacular spoken in the county of Lancashire.
Do You Know these Lancashire dialect words?
barmcake/oven bottom – bread roll
barmpot – silly fool
brew – a cup of tea
cack-handed – not skilful/practical
cakehole – mouth
charlie – a fool
chuffed – very pleased
Dither – refers to shivering or trembling
Do or doo – party, event, fight;
Fettle – fix something
Gab – means talk (usually too much)
How do – Hello
Kecks – trousers
Lass – young female
Oreet – used when greeting someone
Reet gradely – very good
Sken – to look
Ta rah – goodbye
Use yer loaf – Use your intelligence
Yonder – over there – some distance away
A Broken Saw
When rogues fall out, our fathers said,
True men come by their own.
That proverb’s now, by fact quite dead
Against it, overthrown.
And meet with bayonets crossed;
Our supply of cotton’s gone,
Our weavers’ living lost.
When shall we hear of peace and rest,
Of happy homes – of no [distress] ;
Of pleasant hearths – of joy serene,
Where smiling faces oft have been?
When shall we hear the church-bell toll
Comfort and joy to every soul?
Oh! when the bloodless flag unfurl,
The tyrant’s blackest vengeance hurl?
Enough of blood and gore’s been shed
To [startle] , ay, the entombed dead!
Enough of folly, strife, and loss,
All for ambition, mean and dross.
Satanic fiends now reign supreme,
Upon this land they pour their spleen;
When, righteous God
, shall peace return
For us who now in sorrow mourn?
Oh God, arise, confound them all,
And [make] their warlike projects fall;
Embalm their hearts with peace and love,
Send them Thy spirit from above.
Around Thy holy throne above
No troubles are, but all is love;
[Crime] is unknown, and death’s no power
To rule o’er thee in thine own hour.
Seraphic angels, bring us peace,
And this inhuman struggle cease;
Once more our hearts in comfort bless,
Fill our sad minds with happiness.
Listen to our humble call;
Sinful we are, but do not cease
To hear our prayers, to send us peace.
Satisfaction to our natural wants;
These dark clouds which o’er us [lour]
Dispel with Thy Almighty power.