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Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass

Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive) 16 Apr 00 - 02:23 PM
GUEST,Simon in Hampshire, England 31 Jul 00 - 10:02 AM
*Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive 31 Jul 00 - 11:15 AM
Thomas the Rhymer 31 Jul 00 - 12:19 PM
*Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive 31 Jul 00 - 01:03 PM
*Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive 31 Jul 00 - 01:10 PM
GUEST,Noel Jackson - Angelsof the North 20 Jun 03 - 06:11 PM
C-flat 21 Jun 03 - 04:21 AM
GUEST,Jim Clark aka acoustcarchive channel at yout 20 Feb 12 - 04:17 AM
Mick Pearce (MCP) 20 Feb 12 - 04:48 AM
Silas 20 Feb 12 - 05:03 AM
GUEST,Jim Clark aka acoustcarchive channel at yout 20 Feb 12 - 01:31 PM
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Subject: Lyr/Tune Add: THE BONNY GATESHEAD LASS
From: Conrad Bladey (Peasant- Inactive)
Date: 16 Apr 00 - 02:23 PM

The Abc for The Bonny Gateshead lass! Source- the mind of Conrad Bladey. He can sing it that way! Note- contrary to popular belief it is like but not equal or the same as All around my hat. Lyrics follow below. You will find it all here as well-The Gateshead lass click here

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T:BONNY GATESHEAD LASS
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L:1/4
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E2F2|F2GE|FGAB|c2c2|d2B2|c2
A2|B2cc|dBcA|G2F2|B2G2|c2F2|F2E2|D2C2|F2
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The Bonny Gateshead Lass
For Notation Click Here
For Midi Sound Click Here

I'll warrant you, you've never seen me lass, her name I cannot mention,
for fear you'll gan and tell her how I like her so I dee!
Well it's just for lads and lasses for to whisper their affection.
The bonniest lass in Gateshead's bonny face has bothered me.

Well the first time I saw her, well I thought I didn't know her,
but I'm sure I'd seen her face before, I couldn't think of where,
her blue eyes met mine in passing, up the High Street in the morning,
and her look was so entrancing, that me heart was mine nee mair.

Well I didn't see her for a week then one night at the Bridge End,
I stamped upon her gown, and the gathers they come away,
she told us I was clumsy and I said that I was sorry, and I humbly begged her pardon,
I was licked for what to say.

So I walked on by her side just as if I had a right to de,
the conversation first was shy but then it turned first class.
We talked about the weather and she mentioned that her father
was a puddler down at Hawks', oh me bonny Gateshead lass.

She mentioned confidentially that her uncle was a grocer,
and her mother's, father's, cousin was a fiddler on the shore.
She talked so nice and pleasant and she looked both sweet and pleasant,
I thowt I'd never a seen a lass so charming like before.

She says her mother keeps a shop and sells hot pies and candy,
and her brother he's a cobbler in the high part of the town.
Now she was a dressmaker and we got on so well together,
that I blessed I'd been so awkward as to stand upon her gown.

I make her laugh and slap me lug with talking lots of nonsense.
But bless you when you're courting why there's nowt so good'll pass.
I asked her would she be me lass and I'd take her own on Sunday,
to my delight she says "I might" me bonny Gateshead lass.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: GUEST,Simon in Hampshire, England
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 10:02 AM

Aha! Brilliant, thanks!

Now all we need is a translation... ;-) "her look was so entrancing, that me heart was mine nee mair" ferinstance. I get the drift, but, eh?!!

Simon


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: *Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 11:15 AM

do a google search for geordie dictionary there are several..... I think one is linked to my newcastle sangs pages

Just clickit here!

Just back in the saddle - another 20 or so songs added yesterday and more today.....

kkeep stopping back!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 12:19 PM

Nice song! Do you have another link for sound? The one listed as 'midi' doesn't work on mudcat or the origional Geocity


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: *Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:03 PM

the midi sound can be accessd through my pages- Clickit here http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Vines/5863/priests5.html#The Bonny Gateshead

stop on in! adding songs to to the pages daily!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: *Conrad Bladey Peasant-Inactive
Date: 31 Jul 00 - 01:10 PM

thanks for noting that the midi wasnt there i just uploaded it!

Conrad


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: GUEST,Noel Jackson - Angelsof the North
Date: 20 Jun 03 - 06:11 PM

Howay lads,
Its not Bridge END, its Bridge INN, the pub that's still on the Newcastle side of Stephensons two-decker High Level Bridge, one of the engineering wonders of Tyneside. Great beer from the Mordue microbrewery and stillwith traditional music every Monday.Its commemorated by two hornpipes,one by JamesHilland the other by someone else.

And Hawks's (not Hawks) are the famous Victorian Ironfounders of Gateshead.
NoelJackson
Angels of the North


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: C-flat
Date: 21 Jun 03 - 04:21 AM

Now all we need is a translation... ;-) "her look was so entrancing, that me heart was mine nee mair" ferinstance. I get the drift, but, eh?!!

It's just a phonetic dialect spelling. "...my heart was mine no more"


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: GUEST,Jim Clark aka acoustcarchive channel at yout
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 04:17 AM

I am in the process of uploading my video recording of a Northumbrian performer called Mike Wildes performing his version of this delightful song and thanks to the internet I have finaly deciphered this part of the song "mine nee mair" I wonder if any Geordies can definitively describe the meaning of this phrase. I am guessing that Mair is as in the female horse and refers to the woman so I guess the expression "mine nee mair" is something akin to "My Woman" I love the Geordie dialect which historicaly derives from a mixture of Northern English and Scots influences so it will be interesting to read other interpretations of this curious little part of this song.

The Bonny Gateshead Lass performed by Mike Wildes


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 04:48 AM

mine nee mair =mine no more = no longer mine

Mick


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: Silas
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 05:03 AM

Bob Fox does a great version of this song.


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Subject: RE: Tune Add: The Bonny Gateshead Lass
From: GUEST,Jim Clark aka acoustcarchive channel at yout
Date: 20 Feb 12 - 01:31 PM

Thanks Mick thats nailed it I have wondered what it meant for years ha ha. Thanks to all.


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