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Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md

*#1 PEASANT* 08 Jun 11 - 08:03 PM
GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler 09 Jun 11 - 05:06 AM
*#1 PEASANT* 09 Jun 11 - 02:42 PM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 09 Jun 11 - 05:37 PM
*#1 PEASANT* 10 Jun 11 - 02:26 PM
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Subject: Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 08 Jun 11 - 08:03 PM

Blaydon Races day is tomorro the 9th of june
we celebrate in baltimore with stottie cakes, peas pudding, ham, sausage rolls, singin hinnys lots of broon and music and the song.
6 PM
to RSVP and details cbladey@verizon.net
All welcome
donations of broon and snacks greatly appreciated and here's the song
Aw went to Blaydon Races, 'twas on the ninth of Joon,
Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon;
Aw tyuk the 'bus frae Balmbra's, an' she wis heavy laden,
Away we went alang Collingwood Street, that's on the road to Blaydon.
(chorus)
Ah me lads, ye shud only seen us gannin',
We pass'd the foaks upon the road just as they wor stannin';
Thor wes lots o' lads an' lasses there, all wi' smiling faces,
Gawn alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races.
We flew past Airmstrang's factory, and up to the "Robin Adair",
Just gannin' doon te the railway bridge, the 'bus wheel flew off there.
The lasses lost their crinolines off, an' the veils that hide their faces,
An' aw got two black eyes an' a broken nose in gan te Blaydon Races.
(chorus)
When we gat the wheel put on away we went agyen,
But them that had their noses broke they cam back ower hyem;
Sum went to the Dispensary an' uthers to Doctor Gibbs,
An' sum sought out the Infirmary to mend their broken ribs.
(chorus)
Noo when we gat to Paradise thor wes bonny gam begun;
Thor was fower-an-twenty on the 'bus, man, hoo they danced an' sung;
They called on me to sing a sang, aw sung them "Paddy Fagan",
Aw danced a jig an' swung my twig that day aw went to Blaydon.
(chorus)
We flew across the Chain Bridge reet into Blaydon toon,
The bellman he was callin' there, they call him Jackie Broon;
Aw saw him talkin' to sum cheps, an' them he was pursuadin'
To gan an' see Geordy Ridley's concert in the Mechanics' Hall at Blaydon.
(chorus)
The rain it poor'd aw the day an' myed the groons quite muddy,
Coffy Johnny had a white hat on - they war shootin' "Whe stole the cuddy."
There wes spice stalls an' munkey shows an' aud wives selling ciders,
An' a chep wiv a hapenny roond aboot, shootin' "Noo, me lads, for riders."
(chorus)
Oh! me lads, ye shud a' seen us gannin,
Passin' the folks upon the road just as they were stannin'.
Thor wis lots o' lads and lasses there, all wi' smiling faces
Gannin' alang the Scotswood Road to see the Blaydon Races.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 05:06 AM

The only time I ever went to Blaydon, my Bantam shed a piston half way up the hill to Winlaton. I was not best pleased. Good old Geordie Ridley!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 02:42 PM

thatel work


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 09 Jun 11 - 05:37 PM

The song references Paradise.

Any true Geordie and student of Tyneside culture will know that it refers to a kink the Scotswood Road where the road went under the old railway line. I believe it was known as Paradise because of the proliferation of allotments and crees on the grassy banks; even back in the 70s / ealy 80s the feel was quite lovely. Anyway, the railway has long gone, the bridge demolised; likewise the crees and allotments, and whilst gannin alang the Scotswood Road recently I realised they'd effectively straightened out the kink. So - Paradise Lost! In fact, the whole area looks like bland corportate landscaped shite these days...

Conrad, as a keen follower of north east culture you'll like this, which also features Blaydon Races:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPOzzI5E0F8

PS - The only good Stotty Cakes are made by Greggs; do you have them imported?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: Event- Blaydon Races Day Linthicum, Md
From: *#1 PEASANT*
Date: 10 Jun 11 - 02:26 PM

Stottie cakes are easy see the video- I made 6 of them yesterday for the celebrations
recipe is on the you tube page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYRoVg-5Jgk
the stottie man beware some nudity but nothing you havent seen

the best short guide to blaydon races is here
http://www.lhi.org.uk/docs/Heritage_Trail.pdf

blaydon races trail pdf


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