The songs of Leeds United --> Track 4

Elland Road Baht'at

This song is from the B-side of the 1964 single "Leeds United Calypso". The musical style on this song is more like home in relation to Leeds United and football. It was simply the traditional song "Ilkey Moor Baht'at" rewritten with different words, again with Ronnie Hilton as the author and vocalist. The song is nicely dated by Ronnie's references to 2 points for victory (as opposed to 3 today) and a reference to the Fab Four from Liverpool with their famous hair-cuts.

By the way - "Baht'at" is Yorkshire-speak for 'without a hat'! And notice: In England, football is a winter sport, and during summer is the cricket season!

Elland Road Baht'at

(Ronnie Hilton)
EMI Publishing 1964
Where has tha been since I saw thee
At Elland Road Baht 'at
Where has tha been since I saw thee
Where has tha been since I saw thee

At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at

They've got to get two points today (I hope)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
They've got to get two points today
Get two at home and one away (that'll do)

At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at

Some lads are good with either foot
At Elland Road Baht 'at
Peacock and Charlton use their nut
It hurts less if you've got a Beatle cut

At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at

Good luck to each and everyone
At Elland Road Baht 'at
The backroom boys, the playing staff and Don
Let's sup us ale and then we'll cheer them on (Where?)

At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at

And when the final whistle blows
At Elland Road Baht 'at
I'll wait until the cricket season goes
Then back to where the River Hunslet flows

At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at (Baht 'at)
At Elland Road Baht 'at