Odebury Mon Words and Music by Billy Spakemon and Lozz Hipkiss Written in Black Country dialect Partial standard English translation in italics. Oh me nairm is Tummy Jones, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Oh my name is Tommy Jones, Oldbury Man, Oldbury Man Me nairm is Tummy Jones, Odebry Mon Me nairm is Tummy Jones, Black Country is in me boons My name is Tommy Jones, Black Country is in my bones No marra weya ar roam, Odebry Mon No matter where I roam, Oldbury man Arm a tilla, arm a loada, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon I’m a tiller, I’m a loader, Oldbury man, Oldbury man Arm a tilla, arm a loada, Odebry Mon It’s the monkey boowt ar steeya pays enuff ter buy the beeya Un the rest mar wench ar gee er Odebry Mon Ar left um a jus 14, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Ar left um a jus 14, Odebry Mon Went off ter the Great War banged a drum they marched afoowa Sid um drap theya by the score, Odebry mon Cum bak wairked pits un mines, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Cum bak wairked pits un mines, Odebry Mon Day toil in this airth so ar med the cut me bairth Wor frit on graft ard wairk, Odebry Mon Awled loads frum Claytuns Warf, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Awled loads frum Claytuns warf, Odebry Mon Sung boowt sungs us ard goow Sailskin Jones we’ll nairm yow Yowm a boowtmon threw a threw, Odebry Mon Many a trip tuk threw the Nines, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Many a trip tuk threw the Nines, Odebry Mon Ode wench wuss they fer me fittul gray pays un grorty Fillin up ode Sailskins bally, Odebry Mon Now wen me time is threw, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon Wen me time is threw, Odebry Mon Ave a tilla in me ond us ar steeya me BC lond Me un the cut a bond, Odebry Mon In this life ar ave bin blessed, Odebry Mon, Odebry Mon In this life ar ave bin blessed, Odebry Mon Breeth fresh air spit the twist un ar cant me bay un bist bay no betta life thun this, Odebry Mon Writer “Billy Spakemon” and musician Lozz Hipkiss, work together as RoosterSpake. They present and produce a wide range of performing arts and spoken word events throughout the Black Country region and have been doing so for many years. Their aim is to push the boundaries of performance by finding new audiences for Black Country creative artists and performers. The pair actively promote the Black Country through broadcasting. Lozz owns and operates a small commercial recording studio, “Roosters Studio” which is located in Rowley. From this studio he recorded and presented the weekly regional podcast for over four years. The show, which can still be downloaded and listened to by downloading from the internet, was a showcase for local talent and attracted a regular worldwide audience. Lozz has also produced several feature length shows for local radio BBC WM and the pair regularly appear on the WM Carl Chinn show.
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