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The Blaydon Races

George Ridley

6:8 Key: D

[D]I went to Blaydon Races
[A7]Twas on the ninth of [D]June
[G]Eighteen Hundred and [D]Sixty Two
[E7]On a summer's afyer[A7]noon
[D]I took the bus from Balmbras
[A7]And she was heavy [D]laden
[G]Away we went along [D]Collingwood Street
[A7]That's on the Road to [D]Blaydon

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[D]Oh me lads, you sho[A7]uld've seen us gannin[D]
[G]Passing the folks a[D]long the road
[E7]And all of them were [A]starin'
[D]All the lads and lasses there
[A7]They all had smilin' [D]faces
[G]Gannin along the [D]Scotswood [A7]Road
To see the Blaydon [D]Races



[D]We flew past Armstrong's factory
[A7]And up by the Robin [D]Adair
[G]But gannin ower the [D]Railway Bridge
[E7]The bus wheel flew off [A7]there
[D]The lasses lost their crinolines
[A7]And veils that hide their [D]faces
[G]I got two black eyes and a [D]broken nose
[A7]In gannin to Blaydon [D]Races

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[D]Now when we got the wheel back on
[A7]Away we went [D]again
[G]But them that had their [D]noses broke
[E7]They went back ower [A7]hyem
[D]Some went to the dispensary
[A7]And some to Doctor [D]Gibbses
[G]And some to the infirma[D]ry
[A7]To mend their broken [D]ribses

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[D]We flew across the Tyne Bridge
[A7]And came to Blaydon [D]Toon
[G]The barman he was [D]calling then
[E7]They called him Jackie [A7]Broon
[D]I saw him talking to some chaps
[A7]And them he was per[D]suadin'
[G]To gan and see Geordie Ridley's [D]show
[A7]At the Mechanics' Hall in [D]Blaydon

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[D]Now when we got to Paradise
[A7]There were bonny games be[D]gun
[G]There were four and twenty [D]on the bus
[E7]And how we danced and [A7]sung
[D]They called on me to sing a song
[A7]So I sang 'em 'Paddy [D]Fagan'
[G]I danced a jig and I [D]swung me twig
[A7]The day I went to [D]Blaydon

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[D]The rain it poured down all the day
[A7]And made the ground quite [D]muddy
[G]Coffee Johnny had a [D]white hat on
[E7]Shouted 'Wee stole the [A7]cuddy?'
[D]There were spice stalls and monkey shows
[A7]And old wives selling [D]ciders
[G]And the chap on the ha'penny [D]roundabout
[A7]Saying 'Any more lads for [D]riders?'

Chorus



Added or amended 16th May 2014
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


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