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Song kids used to sing when I was a kid (in the pre-decimal currency days, obviously):

 

Under Byker Bridge

There lives Elsie Martin

She used to do it free

But now I hear she's chargin'

Sailors one and six

Soldiers half a dollar

Big fat men, two pound ten

Kids like ye a tanner

 

And there was also a different version of the first four lines:

 

Under Byker Bridge

There lives a dirty woman

And if you want to see her

It'll cost you a shilling

Sailors one and six

etc etc

 

I'm wondering if anyone else has heard this, knows any different versions, extra verses, whatever. It's been in my head all day, for some reason.

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Under Byker Bridge

There lives cp40

No matter what you post

He mutters something dorty

"I'm a Keegan fan

Keegan Keegan Keegan

Aye howay, Special K

Keegan Keegan Keegan"

 

 

You dont know how close that is when he is on the phone to me  :lol:

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Under Byker Bridge

There lives cp40

No matter what you post

He mutters something dorty

"I'm a Keegan fan

Keegan Keegan Keegan

Aye howay, Special K

Keegan Keegan Keegan"

 

 

You dont know how close that is when he is on the phone to me  :lol:

 

 

bollox like.

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Under Byker Bridge

There lives cp40

No matter what you post

He mutters something dorty

"I'm a Keegan fan

Keegan Keegan Keegan

Aye howay, Special K

Keegan Keegan Keegan"

 

 

You dont know how close that is when he is on the phone to me  :lol:

 

 

bollox like.

 

Phone convo

 

Gimp "alright hows it going?"

 

CP40 "KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGAN!"

 

:razz:

 

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Under Byker Bridge

There lives cp40

No matter what you post

He mutters something dorty

"I'm a Keegan fan

Keegan Keegan Keegan

Aye howay, Special K

Keegan Keegan Keegan"

 

 

You dont know how close that is when he is on the phone to me  :lol:

 

 

bollox like.

 

Phone convo

 

Gimp "alright hows it going?"

 

CP40 "KEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEGAN!"

 

:razz:

 

 

 

shiiiite.

 

 

 

 

on the subject, keegan, 1st, 3rd, 6th, 2nd, 2nd :snod:

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He cant have the 2nd, 2nd place  fin as he had walked out at christmas.

 

 

seasons we started with him as manager- it was end of jan wasnt it?

 

In that case you have to count the relegation season as one of his seasons too.

 

 

 

im talking about his first spell when he was backed.

so what do you think of backing managers with funds ozzie?

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The "peanuts tanner a bag" thing was funny because there were guys moving through the crowd calling that out and selling sort of cones of white paper full of monkey nuts.

 

 

can remember getting them in the leazes mid 70s, they were a canny shot like.

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The "peanuts tanner a bag" thing was funny because there were guys moving through the crowd calling that out and selling sort of cones of white paper full of monkey nuts.

 

 

can remember getting them in the leazes mid 70s, they were a canny shot like.

 

What did the monkey nut vendors call out in the mid 70s? "Peanuts, two and a half new pence a bag"?

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The "peanuts tanner a bag" thing was funny because there were guys moving through the crowd calling that out and selling sort of cones of white paper full of monkey nuts.

 

 

can remember getting them in the leazes mid 70s, they were a canny shot like.

 

What did the monkey nut vendors call out in the mid 70s? "Peanuts, two and a half new pence a bag"?

 

 

cant remember tbh, think it was 5p :lol:

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The "peanuts tanner a bag" thing was funny because there were guys moving through the crowd calling that out and selling sort of cones of white paper full of monkey nuts.

 

I can't remember the peanut sellers moving through the crowd, I remember them walking around the pitch and throwing them into the crowd.

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The "peanuts tanner a bag" thing was funny because there were guys moving through the crowd calling that out and selling sort of cones of white paper full of monkey nuts.

 

I can't remember the peanut sellers moving through the crowd, I remember them walking around the pitch and throwing them into the crowd.

 

You're probably right, there, Mick. I was only a young lad in the tanner-a-bag days and we were always down near the front. That's probably why the peanut gadgies seem nearby in my memory. I seem to remember them having white coats or jackets, flat caps, and wicker baskets to carry their bags of nuts.

 

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Came across this when i was reading something at University....to the tune of Bertie Mee said to Joe Harvey i believe.

 

 

'Skinheads, weeheads, smoothies, too

Come and join our Byker crew

Byker crew are hard and smart ones

Kick you up the arse with Doctor Martins

If you come to our estate

Give you bovver with the aggro feet

If you want to join our ranks

You’ve got to have the ability of Gordon Banks

In the olden times men were men

There were no hairy bastards then'

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Came across this when i was reading something at University....to the tune of Bertie Mee said to Joe Harvey i believe.

 

 

'Skinheads, weeheads, smoothies, too

Come and join our Byker crew

Byker crew are hard and smart ones

Kick you up the arse with Doctor Martins

If you come to our estate

Give you bovver with the aggro feet

If you want to join our ranks

You’ve got to have the ability of Gordon Banks

In the olden times men were men

There were no hairy bastards then'

 

:lol:

 

Thanks for that.

 

Back when that must have originated (late '60s) the skins main opponents were called "hairies". They were a sort of cross between hippies and skinheeds. Instead of check Ben Shermans they wore striped ones, and riding boots ("riders") instead of Doc Martens, and so on. The Gay Trouper under the Swallow Hotel was one of their main hangouts, and a lot of them were canny hard.

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If you want to be my lover

sex is 50p

condoms are £1.50

buy one

get one free

 

:thup:

 

I wrote that in my school book once when i was about 8. Needless to say i was on detention for a week :/

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