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Thread #156946   Message #3701601
Posted By: GUEST
13-Apr-15 - 04:54 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
I have tried to decode the lyrics (from Youtube) as best as I can. Any help decoding the rest would be much appreciated!

Apologies for the de-colloquialisation of some of the language:


I'll tell you now what happened up in Washington New Town
I saw a chap upon a horse and he rode it up and down
His clothes were all old fashioned and "Good day to ye" he said
He had a look of Geordie Washington, I asked him if he was

He said "I cannot tell a lie," he had an honest face,
He said "Yes I'm George Washington, I've come to see the place".
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

"Can you direct me please," he said, "to Washington Old Hall?"
"It's my ancestral home y'kna,???
????
Just follow the signs that say to districts three, four, seven and two.

He said "I cannot tell a lie," you've answered me right well,
He said, "I get confused," I said, "I get confused myself."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

So off he went ???
He says I've been to Usworth, Blackfell, Biddick and Shiney Row.
I've passed the past whose???
He says "I've even got a parking ticket on my bloody horse,"

He said "I cannot tell a lie," with him you will agree,
"The planners did a right good job it's all too much for me."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

"I got lost off??," he says to me, "in districts six and seven,"
"There's ?? many signs about, it's not like this in heaven."
I said that I was born here and I know the district well,
Just come along with me, my bonny lad, and I got lost myself.

He said "I cannot tell a lie," he had an honest face,
He said "I'm packing up, me lad, I divvn't like the place."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.


Thanks,
Tom