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A traditional Tyneside song featuring the fantastic George Welch on vocals.


I cannot get to my love, if I would dee,
The water of Tyne runs between her and me;
And here I must stand with a tear in my e'e,
Both sighing and sickly my sweetheart to see.

O where is the boatman? my bonny hinny!
O where is the boatman? bring him to me,—
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey,
And I will remember the boatman and thee.

O bring me a boatman, I'll give any money,
And you for your trouble rewarded shall be,—
To ferry me over the Tyne to my honey,
Or scull him across that rough river to me.


from Northern Monkey Business, released June 28, 2019
Traditional, arranged by Graham Hardy

Vocals - George Welch
Alastair Lord - Trumpet (descant solo in slow section)
Graham Hardy - Trumpet (improvised solo)
Jamie Toms - Sax (solo)
Mark Ferris - Trombone
David Gray - Trombone (solo)
Philip Rosier - Tuba
Adam Sinclair - Snare Drum
Brendan Murphy - Bass Drum


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