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Thread #11036   Message #754636
Posted By: GUEST,Jiggers
25-Jul-02 - 06:44 PM
Thread Name: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
Subject: RE: Geordie song - who's Charlie Hay?
Thanks for the info, I understood the term Gerodie to refer to the good people of Newcastle which is fairly close to Scotland (Geordies are Scots with their brains kicked out - or should that be oot). Therefore for me this song is about a England paying Scotland to avoid a war over Northumberland. The people mentioned represent the nations and not individuals. Maybe I got it all wrong but you can look at it that way and the lyrics still work well. I think its a bit like references in Irish songs to the 'loved one across the water' meaning Ireland itself and not a particular female !