About “On Ill’ka Moor Bah’tat”
“On Ill’ka Moor Bah’tat” is a hidden song by an unknown artist from the Chumbawamba single Just Look At Me Now.
The unlisted last track on the CD version of the “Just Look At Me Now” single is a folk song taken from an unnamed and uncredited record. It is not performed by Chumbawamba and is not listed on the sleeve.
“On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at” is a traditional folk song from Yorkshire, England. The song’s title is in the Yorkshire dialect and translates to “On Ilkley Moor without a hat”. It is a well-known song in Yorkshire and has become a cultural symbol of the region. The lyrics tell the story of a lover who dies on the moor and is eaten by worms and ducks. The song’s origins are unclear, but it has been suggested that it may have originated as a song sung by wool traders who worked in the area. The song has been covered by numerous artists over the years, including The Watersons, Kate Rusby, and The Unthanks. It has also been referenced in popular culture, appearing in the film Brassed Off and in the TV show The League of Gentlemen. Despite its dark subject matter, “On Ilkla Moor Baht ‘at” has become a beloved and enduring part of Yorkshire’s cultural heritage.
About “Just Look At Me Now”
Chumbawamba’s song “Just Look At Me Now” was released on their 1995 album, Swingin’ With Raymond as well as a single/EP as “Just Look At Me Now (Borstal Boy Mix)”. The single’s catalog number is 149 TP 7CD.
How to find “On Ill’ka Moor Bah’tat”
On CD: Go directly to track #4
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