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From Wapentakes To Member States

In the Princess Royal Infirmary
By Green Head park's Dutch Elm Disease
In Saint Trinity's diocese
Of Huddersfield in Kirklees

On the rolling hills of the Pennines
In west West Yorkshire's older times
Was the Agbrigg and Morley wapentake,
One tenth the Thryding of the west they made
Of Yorkshire's total great enclave

One of 84 counties
Of one of 4 home countries
Of one of 28 member states
Of one of many blocs we have made
Of one of one world I love
Is where I was born, and
To all, is where
I belong
In equal part they share my heart