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Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman

GUEST,Benny Graham 24 Aug 03 - 03:00 PM
GUEST,yes 09 Jul 08 - 08:07 AM
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John Routledge 28 Apr 10 - 07:47 PM
John Routledge 29 Apr 10 - 04:28 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Geordie was a club man through and throu
From: GUEST,Benny Graham
Date: 24 Aug 03 - 03:00 PM

Anyone come across this Tyneside/N.E.Englnad song or poem it begins "Geordie was a club man.. a club man through and through".My guess is it was written in the late sixties or early seventies although it could be earlier.Cheers.. Benny


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Subject: Lyr Add: GEORDIE WAS A CLUBMAN
From: GUEST,yes
Date: 09 Jul 08 - 08:07 AM

I asked around about this years ago as I have since lost the recording...here goes

GEORDIE WAS A CLUBMAN

Geordie was a clubman, a club man through and through.
He liked his beer. He supped his share of Federation brew.
Of all the early drinkers, George was always first.
The steward said that Geordie had the most prodigious thirst.

Geordie was a clubman. He never missed a session.
To help him pay his drinking debts, his wife she took in washing.
On Mondays at the tournament, he'd sup twelve points or more,
And six more on the bus back home and never ever swore.

Sometimes on a Tuesday, he'd give his wife a treat
And take her to the bingo, making sure she got a seat.
The bingo started promptly at twenty-five to nine.
It was £12 if you shouted "house" or £3 for a line.

But Geordie preferred a Wednesday night. That night the bar was quiet.
It gave him room to work upon his alcoholic diet.
His wife once nearly fainted when he said that "I love you"
But what she didn't notice was that he was staring at his brew.

Now every Thursday evening, they held a discotheque
Attended by one thousand kids with hair right down their neck;
But Geordie didn't like it. He said it's always rowdy,
And all the jumpin' up and down has turned the special cloudy.

Friday was a sober night. he only had 2 quarts.
That was the night he took the floor of captain of the darts.
His eye was clear; his hoi was straight, when aiming for the double,
And them that talked or made a sound would find themselves in trouble.

But Saturday was the best day, there is no doubt at all.
That was the day when Geordie drove his Missus up the wall.
He boozed nonstop without a break till half past ten,
Then he took twelve bottles home and started off again.

Geordie was a clubman. the club was Geordie's life;
And when it came to Sunday night, he always took the wife.
She sipped a bitter lemon whiles George looked on with scorn,
And is he wanted any more, she'd have to buy her own.

It was halfway through September when Geordie caught a cold.
He could not shake it off and poor George was getting old.
The autumn leaves were falling when poor Geordie give up the fight,
And was called before the Chairman of that grand club up the height.

chris.avanti@ukonline.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 03:01 PM

i think that there's more to this, i'm sure that it ends something about..

Geordie was a clubman, a clubman through and through and on his tombstone, just 3 letters, Geordie, C I U


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: John Routledge
Date: 28 Apr 10 - 07:47 PM

The ending is as stated by Guest (if I remember correctly)
Can't remember any more at moment.:0)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: John Routledge
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 04:28 AM

Just remembered this was a poem rather than a song. Ed Pickford?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 May 10 - 11:26 PM

Jack Davitt, who calls himself "Ripyard Cuddling, The Poet of Swan Hunter Shipyard, Wallsend" has recorded an album called "Geordie Was a Clubman," described here.

He might be the author of the poem.

He has written a number of books: Shipyard Muddling (1977), Shipyard Muddling and More Muddling (1993), Geordie Muddling (2001).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,TH
Date: 25 May 10 - 12:57 PM

It was halfway through September when Geordie caught a cold.
He could not shake it off and poor George was getting old.
The doctor took his temperature and packed him off to bed
Just stay there for a day or two, you'll be alright he said

The autumn leaves were falling when poor Geordie give up the fight,
And was called before the Chairman of that grand club up the height.

That night the club was silent and the barmaid shed a tear
The darts team called their match off and they hardly drank their beer
The chairman called a meeting when he heard of Geordie's death
We must all attend the funeral and the club will send a wreath

They buried him at Benton that's just by Forest Hall
Him tombstones for all too see just by the graveyard wall
And written on that tombstone in a hand that's clear and true
Beneath the letters R.I.P., three more say C.I.U.

Cos Geordie was a clubman, a clubman til the end
And when he died that autumn day, all clubland lost a friend
But what one lost another gained,cos that day in September
The secretary up a height, signed on a brand new member


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: Art Thieme
Date: 25 May 10 - 05:15 PM

Geordie was a Cub fan??

How nice!

Art


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,gordon
Date: 28 Apr 11 - 07:57 PM

i was going through my music tapes putting them onto cd and found it on 1 of my tapes and have it as a mp3


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 26 Jul 11 - 02:23 PM

Gordon,

If you still have 'geordie was a clubman' on mp3, could I get it from you please. Could send it via email or msn messenger?

cheers


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 12:05 PM

What does CIU stand for?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: Snuffy
Date: 27 Jul 11 - 07:34 PM

The Working Men's Club and Institute Union is now the largest non-profit making social entertainment and leisure organisation in the UK, representing the interests and views of four million club members.
It is an advisory and defensive organisation, neutral in party politics and non-sectarian.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 09:19 AM

Was Geordie short?

Was he a mini-clubman?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 28 Jul 11 - 11:15 AM

Thanks, Snuffy.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 01 Aug 11 - 12:05 AM

You can hear a recitation of GEORDIE WAS A CLUBMAN at YouTube but the performer isn't identified.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Aug 11 - 04:45 AM

You can buy a CD full of Jack Davitt reading his own poetry on Frank Wappatt's website - I got it last year and it's great. I'm pretty sure the performer on You Tube is Jack Davitt himself.

Mammy_P
http://mammyp.net


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Geordie Was a Club Man / ...Clubman
From: GUEST,Charlie
Date: 29 Dec 12 - 09:11 AM

I've got an ancient cassette tape (remember them?) and it's got Geordie Was A Clubman performed by Jack "The Giraffe" Charlton


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