Geordies were Jocks 'With their brains kicked in' or so I was led to believe. Luckily I'm a Makem!! (Thumb)benjidog said:Hi Bobby,
A few people have recorded "Keep your feet still ....". Probably the most famous being the High Level Ranters who had it as an album title and featured song on a 1970s album on the Trailer label No LER 2020. You could probably pick up a copy on ebay although I just checked and this one isn't advertised currently on the UK listings. The full list of songs on it are: Keep yor feet still, The Paanshop bleezin, The Lambton Worm, Come Geordie ha'd the bairn, Geordie Black, Adam Buckham, Cushie Butterfield, The Neighbours doon belaa, Wor Nannie's a mazor, The Weshin Day, Last Neet, The Blaydon Races
There is also a version by one of my favourite singers (alas dead) Louis Killen who I know much better as a singer of old ballads - his version is on a currently available Topic lable CD which you can check out here: http://www.topicrecords.co.uk/acatalog/index2.html
I was always told the Geordies were just Jocks without kilts - maybe that is why you are interested in this song? (LOL)
Everyone knows Hadrian built the Wall and threw over all the English rejects (mainley Makems!!) (*))Pat McCardle said:Geordies were Jocks 'With their brains kicked in' or so I was led to believe. Luckily I'm a Makem!! (Thumb)
Poor lad.The shame of going through life admitting to being a Geordie & probably's not from Newcastle. (Thumb)Stewart J. said:Everyone knows Hadrian built the Wall and threw over all the English rejects (mainley Makems!!) (*))
For those of a more cultered nature than our cousins from Wearside land wishing to learn about the One culture here's the site http://www.geordie.co.uk/
Stewart (born a Geordie and will always be one) (Pint)
A geordie curse be upon you, just goes to show the underhand lengths you makems will stoop to, born on the banks of the Tyne (North Shields) and proud of it.Pat McCardle said:Poor lad.The shame of going through life admitting to being a Geordie & probably's not from Newcastle. (Thumb)
By any chance, do you mean 'Geordie boys' ?bobby388 said:Or what about geordie lad?
Credit where credit is due Jeff. Well done (Thumb) But are Makems 'Jamies' (James) who fought against George? This should lead on to further historical discussion?Jeff Egan said:Hey you lot lets get this straight once and for all, I was born and bred in South Shields at the mouth of the Tyne. Now history has it that king George was fighting the Scots and was having a bad time of it, so bad the Scots beat him back across the Tyne, Once South of the Tyne, King George raised an army and defeated the Scots the men who joined King George were called Geordies men therefore the true Geordies come from the South banks of the Tyne and Newcastle people are just trying to get in on the act they are actualy Northumbrians. That makes me a Geordie, now as far as football is concerned South Shields is about 6 miles from Sunderland and 9 miles from Newcastle the town is split down the middle half Red and White, half Black and White, where I was brought up in Shields was a mainly Red and White area, so a lot of us Geordie's are Sunderland fans and love to see the "So called Geordie's" get beat.
"Whist lads, haad ye gobs, I'll tell ye aboot the woorm."Clem said:Reet lads. Whisht noo, haad ye's gobs, 'nd Aall tyell yus' aall 'n aaful story...