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Dr Gibb

 

For those unfamiliar with the 'national anthem' of Tyneside, the relevant verses (in a rather strained attempt to replicate the local dialect) are:

 

"Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon,
Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon;
Aa tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden,
Away we went 'lang Collin'wood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.

Chorus:
Ah me lads, ye shudda seen us gannin',
We pass'd the foaks alang the road just as they wor stannin';
Thor wis lots o' lads an' lassies there, aal wi' smiling faces,
Gannin' alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races.

 

We flew past Airmstrang's factory, and up to the "Robin Adair",
Just gannin' doon te the railway bridge, the 'bus wheel flew off there.
The lassies lost their crinolines off, an' the veils that hide their faces,
An' aw got two black eyes an' a broken nose gannin' te Blaydon Races.

(chorus)

When we gat the wheel put on away we went agyen,
But them that had their noses broke they cam back ower hyem;
Sum went to the Dispensary an' uthers to Doctor Gibbs,
An' sum sought out the Infirmary to mend their broken ribs."

 

More on Wikipedia, which also reports:

 

"Today it is the Regimental Song of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the modern descendants of The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers."

Dr Gibb

 

For those unfamiliar with the 'national anthem' of Tyneside, the relevant verses (in a rather strained attempt to replicate the local dialect) are:

 

"Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon,
Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon;
Aa tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden,
Away we went 'lang Collin'wood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.

Chorus:
Ah me lads, ye shudda seen us gannin',
We pass'd the foaks alang the road just as they wor stannin';
Thor wis lots o' lads an' lassies there, aal wi' smiling faces,
Gannin' alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races.

 

We flew past Airmstrang's factory, and up to the "Robin Adair",
Just gannin' doon te the railway bridge, the 'bus wheel flew off there.
The lassies lost their crinolines off, an' the veils that hide their faces,
An' aw got two black eyes an' a broken nose gannin' te Blaydon Races.

(chorus)

When we gat the wheel put on away we went agyen,
But them that had their noses broke they cam back ower hyem;
Sum went to the Dispensary an' uthers to Doctor Gibbs,
An' sum sought out the Infirmary to mend their broken ribs."

 

More on Wikipedia, which also reports:

 

"Today it is the Regimental Song of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, the modern descendants of The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers."

comments (7)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 19 Jul 2017, 00:46
Well, Tom...that was fun!
Tom Wilson: I imagine that anyone born in the area knows this song, Ray.
These are the stories and legends that live on forever, Tom, aren't they.
Tom Wilson: The are indeed, Ginnie
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 19 Jul 2017, 06:40
Delightful to see this Tom, all part of our national heritage
Tom Wilson: Wikipedia points out that it has been taken over by a number of football team fans around the country, changing the words to fit the place, so I guess it is now national smile
I don't suppose he imagined that he would be remembered for being in a song
Tom Wilson: Probably not - but, by the time he died I think he'd have been well aware of the song!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jul 2017, 09:58
Heh, without your lyrics, I was tending to think that some less courageous folks went to the dispensary.
Tom Wilson: I guess Dr Gibbs could fix them, but then there might have been a problem with the rhyme smile
I've got a feeling that sometime in my dim and distant past I once sung that song.
Tom Wilson: That wouldn't surprise me at all, Brian smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 19 Jul 2017, 15:37
Good to know this story Tom.
Tom Wilson: Not likely to be a popular folksong down your way smile

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