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 Ed Pickford © prs

Gateshead met up with Newcastle t’ gan for a drink round the toon

They both had one thing in common they liked a good drop of the broon

They drank it both sides of the river - in true Geordie fashion they went

Fought with each other t’ buy the next round not counting the money they spent


The whole Friday night went quite canny ‘til what happened then yer could guess

They both started braggin’ and boastin’ which side of the river was best

They compared St James with the Stadium – the Metro to all Eldon Square

Till then with divine inspiration Gateshead waas heard t’ declare .


Chorus:

 Gateshead is always the bridesmaid

 Newcastle is always the bride

 But now with a sixty foot angel in steel

 Gateshead’s got God on it’s side!


Newcastle was stumped for an answer – Grey’s Monument doesn’t compare

With mair stainless steel than Sheffield – stuck sixty foot up in the air

“And while Ah think on!” shouted Gateshead, “while we’re sortin’ what’s yours an’ what’s mine

That river doon there runs between us – so how come the Tyne’s always thine?”


Chorus:


These two Geordie lads parted comp’ny in a pub near Saltwell Park

Newcastle’s fayce looked a bit grumpy – Gatehead had a spring in his waak

Newcastle went home a lot wiser ‘t the sound of a High Level train

As the lights danced a jig on the river – from the sky came this ghostly refrain.

Chorus:

 Note: ‘The Angel of the North’

              by      Antony Gormley.

              Facts:  Wingspan: 54 metres

              Height:   20 metres

              Weight:   200 tonnes

              Location:

              Gateshead  [N.E. England]


‘The Angel of the North’

                 by

      Antony Gormley.

Facts:  Wingspan: 54 metres

Height:   20 metres

Weight:   200 tonnes

Location: Gateshead  [N.E. England]



‘The Angel of the North’

                 by

      Antony Gormley.

Facts:  Wingspan: 54 metres

Height:   20 metres

Weight:   200 tonnes

Location: Gateshead  [N.E. England]


The Gateshead Angel