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Lyr Req: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington

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GUEST,Maloclm Speake 27 Jun 10 - 02:54 PM
Jim Martin 30 Mar 13 - 07:02 AM
Joe Offer 20 Jul 13 - 02:51 AM
MoorleyMan 20 Jul 13 - 01:08 PM
GUEST,Bn Wells 24 Nov 13 - 02:07 PM
maeve 12 Jan 14 - 07:05 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The railwayman's farewell to darlington
From: GUEST,Maloclm Speake
Date: 27 Jun 10 - 02:54 PM

Has anyone got the words to the railwayman's farewell to darlington by Graeme Miles? I think it's about Dr Beeching's cuts and this chap leaving Darlington to join the army.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington
From: Jim Martin
Date: 30 Mar 13 - 07:02 AM

It's on here:

http://folktrax-archive.org/menus/cassprogs/222miles2.htm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington
From: Joe Offer
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 02:51 AM

Still unanswered. Can somebody post lyrics?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington
From: MoorleyMan
Date: 20 Jul 13 - 01:08 PM

I think this is just about it, but I'm prepared to stand corrected...

Railwayman's Farewell To Darlington
(Graeme Miles)

(The refrain "Fare ye well to Darlington, me boys" recurs after each line of the verse.)
I'm a railwayman from Darlington and I've had the golden wag
I'm off to join the army, just the same as our young lad
I'm a railwayman from Darlington and I've drawn me final pay
I'm posted off to Catterick camp and I'm marching off today

(Chorus:)
Well I've handed in me shiny top cap and me suit of railway blue
I've swopped 'em for a battle-dress and a gun and a bayonet too
And I've written to Doctor Beeching and I've told him what to do
So fare ye well to Darlington me boys


Well me mam she never stopped moaning as she packed me gear away
But she soon shut up when I promised to send her five bob a week of me pay
But me dad he sees it different and he doesn't have much to say
Just a year or two as a serviceman will change me idle ways

(Chorus)

Well tonight I'll go down Tubwell Row and I'll meet up with the lads
We'll drink a steady pint or two and lash out with the fags
'Cos I'm a railwayman from Darlington and I've had the golden wag
And I'm off to join the army, just the same as our young lad

(Chorus)

(After final repeat of chorus:)
………. Fare ye well to Darlington me boys.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington
From: GUEST,Bn Wells
Date: 24 Nov 13 - 02:07 PM

Great Lyrics


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Subject: Lyr ADD: The Railwayman's Farewell to Darlington
From: maeve
Date: 12 Jan 14 - 07:05 AM

Seems to me that MoorleyMan has done the work of posting lyrics. Can anyone verify accuracy for the DT Busy Bees?


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