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Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington

GUEST,Tom 12 Apr 15 - 12:41 PM
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GUEST,Tom 13 Apr 15 - 04:07 PM
Noreen 13 Apr 15 - 04:47 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 12:41 PM

Hi all,

I recently heard a song called the Ballad of George Washington from the album 'Durham Big Meetin' Day' (http://tinyurl.com/ozehrll). I don't know the origins of the song, but would be interested to know, and to have a copy of the lyrics. Can anyone help?

Thanks,

Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 03:21 PM

Some info here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 03:29 PM

I think this is it on YouTube.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST,#
Date: 12 Apr 15 - 03:31 PM

PS I couldn't locate lyrics online, sorry.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 04:07 PM

Thanks. I'll have a good listen then!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 04:47 PM

The Ballad Of Geordie Washington written by Eric Boswell, sung here by Michael Hunt:

ERIC BOSWELL - ARCHIVE SONGS OF THE NORTH


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: GUEST
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 04:54 PM

I have tried to decode the lyrics (from Youtube) as best as I can. Any help decoding the rest would be much appreciated!

Apologies for the de-colloquialisation of some of the language:


I'll tell you now what happened up in Washington New Town
I saw a chap upon a horse and he rode it up and down
His clothes were all old fashioned and "Good day to ye" he said
He had a look of Geordie Washington, I asked him if he was

He said "I cannot tell a lie," he had an honest face,
He said "Yes I'm George Washington, I've come to see the place".
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

"Can you direct me please," he said, "to Washington Old Hall?"
"It's my ancestral home y'kna,???
????
Just follow the signs that say to districts three, four, seven and two.

He said "I cannot tell a lie," you've answered me right well,
He said, "I get confused," I said, "I get confused myself."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

So off he went ???
He says I've been to Usworth, Blackfell, Biddick and Shiney Row.
I've passed the past whose???
He says "I've even got a parking ticket on my bloody horse,"

He said "I cannot tell a lie," with him you will agree,
"The planners did a right good job it's all too much for me."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.

"I got lost off??," he says to me, "in districts six and seven,"
"There's ?? many signs about, it's not like this in heaven."
I said that I was born here and I know the district well,
Just come along with me, my bonny lad, and I got lost myself.

He said "I cannot tell a lie," he had an honest face,
He said "I'm packing up, me lad, I divvn't like the place."
Well it's true that I'd been drinking, but I'd just had two or three
But I tell you Geordie Washington's ghost came past and spoke to me.


Thanks,
Tom


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 05:14 PM

Verse 2:

Can ye direct me, Geordie says, to Washington Old Hall
That's my ancestral home ye kna, I thought I'd make a call
I says its doon Spoot Lane but mind, there's na through road there noo
Just follow all the signs that says to Districts 3 4 7 and 2


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 05:18 PM

Spout Lane :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 05:31 PM

Verse 3:

So off he went, but he was back the following night once more
He says I've been to Usworth, Blackfell, Biddick and Shiney Row
I've passed the Post House four times, I says ye wad of course
He says I've even got a parking ticket on me bloody horse

Verse 4:

"There's ower many signs about, it's not like this in heaven."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Ballad of George Washington
From: Noreen
Date: 13 Apr 15 - 05:39 PM

This one? hotel-forte-posthouse, Washington


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