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Thread #11036   Message #754456
Posted By: Jiggers
25-Jul-02 - 12:41 PM
Thread Name: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
Subject: RE: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
I too would like to know the history that underlies the lyrics of this song. Let me explain ...

I recently heard an American girl sing this song in a pub in Oxford, UK (The Half-Moon). She told me that she'd got it from a Silly Sisters (Maddy Prior and June Tabor) CD. I bought the CD on the basis of this song and was not disappointed.

I am now learning the song myself so I can perform it next time I am at a session. I'd love to know more about the events that it is describing. I have lived in Newcastle and also in Scotland so am particularly drawn to it.