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Robson Green does it again

Dave Hanson 17 Mar 09 - 03:38 AM
Betsy 17 Mar 09 - 11:42 AM
greg stephens 17 Mar 09 - 11:56 AM
Betsy 17 Mar 09 - 04:21 PM
greg stephens 17 Mar 09 - 04:43 PM
GUEST,brother 17 Mar 09 - 05:30 PM
Betsy 17 Mar 09 - 05:50 PM
Phil Edwards 17 Mar 09 - 07:04 PM
Dave Hanson 18 Mar 09 - 04:36 AM
gnomad 18 Mar 09 - 06:02 AM
brother 18 Mar 09 - 06:56 AM
greg stephens 18 Mar 09 - 07:44 AM
GUEST,Working Radish 18 Mar 09 - 07:54 AM
Herga Kitty 18 Mar 09 - 05:54 PM
Geordie-Peorgie 18 Mar 09 - 06:48 PM
GUEST,ritchie 18 Mar 09 - 06:52 PM
Betsy 19 Mar 09 - 08:32 AM
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Subject: Robson Green does it again
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 03:38 AM

Last week on ' Extreme Fishing ' Robson sang ' They Don't Write Them Like That Anymore ' to the Eskimos, last night he sang ' The Blaydon Races ' to some Maori people, he must surely fancy himself as a folksinger.


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Betsy
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 11:42 AM

Hiya Dave, most folksingers know something about the songs they sing and where they originate. Robson doesn't fall into that category.


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: greg stephens
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 11:56 AM

I would hazard a guess that Robson,being a Geordie, knows roughly where "The Blaydon Races" originates.


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Betsy
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 04:21 PM

Hiya Greg, I was referring to him introducing that other song as being Geordie / from Newcastle.


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: greg stephens
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 04:43 PM

Never heard of it, forgive my ignorance(not to mention Robson's). Where does it come from?


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: GUEST,brother
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 05:30 PM

Hi Pete
I didn't see the programme but Steve Dawes did tell us at Stockton Folk Club ,that you had been named as a "Geordie"
Trevor


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Betsy
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 05:50 PM

Hi Trev.,
I wasn't named – it's just that he introduced it as "a Geordie song from Newcastle where he lives in England".
As I had told all my family , mates and cronies to watch my 15 seconds of "fame" ( different thread which I will update in the next few days ) you can imagine everyone's reaction afterwards, not to mention my embarrassment to hearing it was a Geordie song !!!! .
Street cred. completely shattered – Oh woe is me – but beware, the Empire will fight back.
In the manner that they end such stories in the GAZETTE, I shall finish this message thus .......(proceeding).

Cheers
Betsy


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Phil Edwards
Date: 17 Mar 09 - 07:04 PM

Lightbulb goes on. I think I might have heard of you, Betsy.

Shurrup. 'Ev a bit of sense. This song's written by a bloke called Pete Betts who comes from Teesside, which is like - you know that bit between Rotherham and Sheffield - Happy Valley - Tinsley and... Well, Teesside's like that - it's like that, from Darlington reight to Redcar. It's awful. Lovely countryside around, like, but in the middle - ooh! Hawful. And Betsy lives there! And he wrote this song, it's about - a nostalgic song about when the pubs used to shut at 10.00 or whatever, and everybody used to come back for a sandwich and have a few drinks and fall down the cellar...

Anyway - Teesside, Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle, it's all the same innit? Innit? All a bunch of Geordies up there intcha? Intcha? Yeah, course you are...


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 04:36 AM

No it's not, whatever you do, don't call Vin Garbutt a Geordie.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: gnomad
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 06:02 AM

I reckon Pip has been listening to Tony Capstick does a turn. A fine rendering of Betsy's song, imo, though I have yet to hear the author do it himself.

A shame RG got the attribution wrong by a number of miles, but did he do the song justice? I didn't see the programme, so am curious.

As for "Teesside, Tyneside, Sunderland, Newcastle, it's all the same innit? Innit? All a bunch of Geordies up there intcha? Intcha? Yeah, course you are..." that's a wonderful, compact, bit of stirring Sir, can I interest you in the purchase of a new identity?


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: brother
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 06:56 AM

Thanks for all the helpful suggestions about where we may or may not live , I think we're now the Tees Valley or the entrance to , or the exit from the3 valley of Tees.
Trevor


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: greg stephens
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:44 AM

So Betsy is a songwriter called Pete Betts who lives on Teesside which is not in Geordieland(though outsiders often think so). I think I have it now!


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: GUEST,Working Radish
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 07:54 AM

Yes, Capstick was a great loss to music, and that's a great album. I picked it up secondhand a bit back - wish it was more widely available.

And obviously(?) the stirring about Geordies wasn't meant seriously. I was brought up down South & basically didn't know the difference between Billingham and Birmingham, but I'm better now.


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 05:54 PM

Ah, so Joe Peel's not a Geordie song either....

(apologies to Trev and Trev's brother, I'll just get me coat...)

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 06:48 PM

Hey! But aah am!

Aall the way from Waallsend - A little fishin' village on te shores o' the Tyne.

Aah dee a canny bit version o' Betsy's song mesel' like! Recorded back in 1991 whan aah wez just oot o' The Navy - Although it wez Vin's version aah heard first


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: GUEST,ritchie
Date: 18 Mar 09 - 06:52 PM

goodness gracious me ... it's ages since i've been on the Mudcat .. well since i've taken up the ukulele anyway ... so what a lovely surprise to see this thread.

What a great song 'They don't sing em...." is .... thanks betsy. I had the words transcribed from Vin's singing and always intended it to be my 'new years eve' party song.

ha now i can accompany me sell on the uke so ahm not even ganna wait till the new year.

let's have some fun ... thanks again Pete and also to Robson for being the catalyst.

"oh my love .. my darling .. i hunger for your touch ...."


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Subject: RE: Robson Green does it again
From: Betsy
Date: 19 Mar 09 - 08:32 AM

This should just about tie up the subject ,if you cut and paste this link into Google.

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/2009/03/19/teesside-composer-catches-flak-after-star-s-tv-gaffe-84229-23182087/

Cheers Betsy


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