Learn More

Anonymous British


The Yorkshire Horse Dealers


Bain to Clapham town-end lived an owd Yorkshire tike,
Who i' dealing i' horseflesh had ne'er met his like;
'T were his pride that i' all the hard bargains he'd hit,
He'd bit a girt monny, but niver bin bit.

This owd Tommy Towers (by that name he were known)
Had an owd carrion tit that were sheer skin an' bone;
To have killed him for t' curs wad have bin quite as well,
But 't were Tommy's opinion he'd dee on himsel!

Well! yan Abey Muggins, a neighborin cheat,
Thowt to diddle owd Tommy wad be a girt treat;
He'd a horse, too, 't were war than owd Tommy's, ye see,
For t' neet afore that he'd thowt proper to dee !

Thinks Abey, t' owd codger 'll niver smoke t' trick,
I'll swop wi' him my poor deead horse for his wick,
An' if Tommy I nobbut can happen to trap,
'T will be a fine feather i' Abraham cap!

So to Tommy he goes, an' the question he pops:
'Betwin thy horse and mine, prithee, Tommy, what swops?
What wilt gie me to boot? for mine's t' better horse still?'
'Nowt,' says Tommy, 'I'll swop even hands, an' ye will!'

Abey preached a lang time about summat to boot,
Insistin' that his were the liveliest brute;
But Tommy stuck fast where he first had begun,
Till Abey shook hands, an' said, Well, Tommy I done!

'O! Tommy,' said Abey, 'I's sorry for thee,
I thowt thou'd hae hadden mair white i' thy ee;
Good luck's wi' thy bargain, for my horse is deead.'
'Hey!' says Tommy, 'my lad, so is mine, an' it's fleead!'

So Tommy got t' better o' t' bargain a vast,
An' cam' off wi' a Yorkshireman's triumph at last;
For thof 'twixt deead horses there's not mich to choose,
Yet Tommy were richer by t' hide an' fower shooes.

Submitted: Saturday, June 21, 2014
Edited: Saturday, June 21, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (The Yorkshire Horse Dealers by Anonymous British )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. A Little While, Dante Gabriel Rossetti
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. Jiske Dhun Par Duniya Nache, Kumar Vishwas
  9. Candadi Kelidara Vistara, Shishunala Sharif
  10. Anubhava Gitegalu, Shishunala Sharif

Poem of the Day

poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti

A little while a little love
The hour yet bears for thee and me
Who have not drawn the veil to see
If still our heaven be lit above.
Thou merely, at the day's last sigh,
...... Read complete »

   

New Poems

  1. Your Paradise Is Met, Naveed Akram
  2. Who Needs Rains In Heaven?, G. AKANJI OLANIYI
  3. Prevention is better than cure, Leong Ming Loong
  4. Twittering Among Feelings, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  5. Living Passion, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  6. Love Magic, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  7. Life Stretching, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  8. Electric Love, Suresh Dogra
  9. Capturing An Awareness, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Letting Imagination Run, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
[Hata Bildir]