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Alan Price - Jarrow Song

 

My name is Geordie McIntyre

An' the Bairns don't even have a fire

So the wife says "Geordie, go to London Town!"

And if they don't give us half a chance

Don't even give us a second glance

Then Geordie, with my blessings, burn them down

 

Come on follow the Geordie boys

They'll fill your heart with joy

They're marching for their freedom now

Come on follow the Jarrow lads

They'll make your heart feel glad

They're saying now, yes now is the hour

 

My name is little Billy White

And I know what's wrong and I know what's right

An' the wife says "Geordie, go to London Town!"

An' if they don't give us a couple of bob

Won't even give you a decent job

Then Geordie, with my blessings, burn them down

 

Come on follow the Geordie boys

They'll fill your heart with joy

They're marching for their freedom now

Come on follow the Jarrow lads

You try and make your heart feel glad

They're saying now, yes now is the hour

 

But I can hear them, an' I can feel them

An' it's as just as if they were here today

I can see them, I can feel them

An' I'm thinking nothing's changed much today

 

???Not all came here to stay that way and die???

But they would come and hit you in the eye

Now's the time to realize that time goes on

Nothin' changes, changes, changes

 

But I can feel them, I can see them

An' it's as just as if they were here today

I can feel them and I need them

An' I'm thinking nothing's changed much today

 

???Not all live here to stay that way and die???

But they would come and hit you in the eye

Now's the time to realize that time goes on

And nothin' changes, changes, changes

 

My name is little Alan Price

I tried to be nice all of my life

But I'm afraid that up to date it doesn't work

Because when you lay some money down

The people try to put you down

Now where do I stand, either side or not

 

Come on follow this Geordie boy

He'll try and fill your heart with joy

We're marching for our freedom now

Come on follow this Jarrow lad

You try and make your heart feel glad

We're sayin' it now, yes now is the hour

 

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The jarrow march apparently started in Newcastle

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jarrow_Crusade

 

The route they took, with overnight stops, was in 22 legs covering a total of 280.5 mi (451 km) as follows:

 

Jarrow to Chester le Street – (12 miles)

Chester le Street to Ferry Hill – (12 miles)

Ferryhill to Darlington – (12 miles)

Darlington to Northallerton – (16 miles)

Northallerton to Ripon – (17 miles)

Ripon to Harrogate – (11½ miles)

Harrogate to Leeds – (15½ miles)

Leeds to Wakefield – (9 miles)

Wakefield to Barnsley – (9¾ miles)

Barnsley to Sheffield – (13½ miles)

Sheffield to Chesterfield – (11¾ miles)

Chesterfield to Mansfield – (12 miles)

Mansfield to Nottingham – (14½ miles)

Nottingham to Loughborough – (15 miles)

Loughborough to Leicester – (11¼ miles)

Leicester to Market Harborough – (14½ miles)

Market Harborough to Northampton – (14½ miles)

Northampton to Bedford – (21 miles)

Bedford to Luton – (19 miles)

Luton to St Albans – (10¼ miles)

St Albans to Edmonton – (11 miles)

Edmonton to Marble Arch, London (8½ miles)

 

Can't believe the lazy buggers stopped 22 times.

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Radio Newcastle did a big thing on it a couple of months back and quite a few from Newcastle rang in to say their relatives had walked in it and they were from Newcastle and thats where they started walking from

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Hmm, seems strange they'd go north then south, and every article I've ever seen in books and online say Jarrow. Otherwise it'd have been called the "Newcastle Crusade".

 

They seemed a bit bemused at Radio Newcastle as well, quite a few callers rang up from jarrow getting their backs up about it, lets face it Jarrow hasn't got much else going for it so they have to cling to something

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