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Lyr Req: Newcastle Brown (Ted Edwards)

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GUEST,goldensprocket 30 Aug 10 - 09:53 AM
Joe Offer 30 Aug 10 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,Ed 30 Aug 10 - 04:33 PM
GUEST,raggytash 31 Aug 10 - 01:53 AM
Raggytash 31 Aug 10 - 02:35 AM
Ann N 31 Aug 10 - 02:37 AM
Raggytash 31 Aug 10 - 02:40 AM
Jim Dixon 01 Sep 10 - 11:32 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: GUEST,goldensprocket
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 09:53 AM

hello all.

I am trying to find the lyrics for a comic song which could be called 'Newcastle brown ale'. the chorus goes: 'Newcastle brown, Newcastle brown, the finest old beer you'll find in this town, I've walked many a mile to sit here and smile and drink of that Newcastle brown'...

It is often preceeded by a monologue about Ma Firkin and her constipation and how after various attempts she [Mafeking - geddit?]is relieved of her suffering by the said beer. Can anyone help? I would love to include it in my collection

Regards.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: Joe Offer
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 04:07 PM

Hmmm. Sounds like it could be sung to the tune of "Abilene" - with a few impositions on the meter here and there.
Do you happen to know what tune this is sung to, Goldensprocket?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 30 Aug 10 - 04:33 PM

There's an earlier thread about this here


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: GUEST,raggytash
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 01:53 AM

written by ted edwards, i'll have to think about this


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: Raggytash
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:35 AM

A long time ago in the land of the tyne
the natives were all getting tired of wine
so they dragged up some mud from the tyne river bed
added gallons of nitro and then proudly said

a wayward young climber who fell froma fell
parted soul from his body and went down to hell
when he entered the furnace what did he find
there was the devil stoned out of his mind .. drinking

a young lad from eccles got married quite quick
to a pretty young chick who he's put up the ...... stairs
on the night of their wedding his face went all red
for it wasn't a gozzunder stuck under the bed it were

There's at least one more verse I'm sure but I can't recall it at the moment, I think the chorus line is "i'd walk many a mile to it here IN STYLE and drink of that Newcastle Brown"


cheers

Raggytash


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: Ann N
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:37 AM

There's this one sung to the tune of '500 miles'

Newcastle Brown Ale


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: newcastle brown ale
From: Raggytash
Date: 31 Aug 10 - 02:40 AM

Goldensprocket, pm the catter bernard, he still see Ted Edwards from time to time, he has recordings of Ted, it is not however on the CD that he produced for Ted


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Subject: Lyr Add: NEWCASTLE BROWN (Ted Edwards)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Sep 10 - 11:32 PM

This was posted on 27-Apr-2009 by a Mudcat member called Greenm who only posted 9 times (under that name, anyway)—the last time was on 07-Oct-09. The thread was called Beer drinking song suggestion needed:

[I have reformatted the lyrics a bit.]
    Back in the sixties a young chap from Manchester who played a five string guitar (Ted Edwards) produced the following about an iconic North East beer, Newcastle Brown. I left Manchester in 1974 to live in the North East and found out first hand about "Newkie Brown" - it's all true. I don't know if Ted is still around or if he is still touring the world.

    1. A long time ago in the land of the Tyne,
    The natives were all getting tired of wine,
    So they dredged up some mud from the Tyne river bed,
    Added gallons of nitro, and then proudly said:

    CHORUS: "Call it Newcastle Brown, Newcastle Brown.
    It's the finest old beer that you'll find in this town.
    I'd walk many a mile
    To sit here in style
    And drink of the Newcastle Brown."

    2. A drunken young Geordie got married quite quick
    To a pretty young lass that he'd put up the – stairs.
    On the night of the wedding her face was quite red
    For it wasn't a jerry stuck under the bed.

    CHORUS: It was Newcastle Brown....

    3. A Japanese tourist went back to Japan,
    And when he was asked by the Jap customs man,
    "What have you to declare?" he said, "Six Wedgwood plates,
    A bottle of whiskey and twenty six crates—

    CHORUS: "Of Newcastle Brown...."

    4. A wayward young climber who fell from a fell
    Parted soul from his body and went down to hell.
    As he entered the furnace, what did he find?
    There was the Devil out of his mind—

    CHORUS: Drinking Newcastle Brown....


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