The National Anthem
of

     Great Britain and
     Northern Ireland 
           Yorkshire
   'God's own county'
God save our gracious Queen, 
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen!
Send her victorious,
Happy and Glorious,
Long to reign over us;
God save the Queen!
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee,
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
Wheear 'as ta bin sin ah saw thee?
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix,
Oh, save us all!
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
Tha's been a cooartin' Mary Jane
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

Thy choicest gifts in store,
On her be pleased to pour;
Long may she reign;
May she defend our laws,
And ever give us cause
To sing with heart and voice,
God save the Queen!

Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
Tha's bahn t'catch thi deeath o'cowd
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

Not in this land alone,
But be God's mercies known,
From shore to shore!
Lord make the nations see,
That men should brothers be,
And form one family,
The wide world o'er!
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
Then we shall ha' to bury thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

From every latent foe,
From the assassin's blow,
God save the Queen!
O'er her thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend,
Our mother, prince, and friend,
God save the Queen!

Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
Then t'worms 'll cum and eat thee oop
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

Lord let wars' tempest cease;
Fold the whole world in peace
Under thy wings.
Make all the nations one;
All hearts beneath the sun;
Till Thou shalt reign alone;
Great King of Kings.

Then t'ducks 'll cum an' eat oop worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Then t'ducks 'll cum an' eat oop worms
Then t'ducks 'll cum an' eat oop worms
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

          Version written for     
             
        the marriage of          
        
the Prince of Wales
                                      and
         
Princess Alexandra of Denmark
                      
   in 1863
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Then
we shall go an' ate oop ducks
Then we shall go an' ate oop ducks
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! 
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!  
Our Albert Edward bless!
And grant him happiness!
God bless the Prince! 
Mercies his path surround;
Peace in his time abound;
With every virtue crowned!

Long live the Prince!
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
Then we shall all 'ave etten thee

Then we shall all 'ave etten thee
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?! 
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

Great God! Thy blessings all
On Alexandra fall!
Be thou her guide!
Whom loved Victoria's smile,
And British hearts, the while
Welcome in Albion's Isle;
God bless the Bride!

      The last verse was added some time
                       later to the original.

                               

Sovereign, of Power Divine!
In Heaven's most holy shrine
Confirm the Troth;
Plighted 'twixt England's Heir,
And Denmark's Daughter Fair.
God bless the Royal pair!
God bless them both!

That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
That's wheer we get us oahn back
That's wheer we get us oahn back
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!
On Ilkla Moor baht 'at?!

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