Music and “Rochdale…the centre of the genuine Lancashire dialect”

Poem: ‘Come Whoam To Thi’ Childer An’ Me’ by Edwin Waugh (c. 1865)
Music: The Oldham Tinkers (c. 1975)

“Rochdale and its vicinity may be considered as the centre of the genuine Lancashire dialect, a variety of the English tongue, which, though uncouth to the ear, and widely differs in words and grammar from cultivated language is yet possessed of much force and expression…”

Aikin, J. (1795) A Description of the Country from thirty to forty miles around Manchester. London: John Stockdale. P.250

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