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Mick Pearce (MCP) Lyr Req: Stan of Jesmond Dene (George Welch) (14) RE: Lyr Req: Stan of Jesmond Dene (George Welch) 14 May 21

Here's my transcription, with I think only one thing I'm not sure of.


(George Welch)

While walking through the Dene one neet, why a feeling came on me,
I looked around and saw nae one, so I weed against a tree.
I thowt that I was being watched, but the place was so serene,
Then from the bushes did he jump, 'twas Stan of Jesmond Dene.

He shouted as he louped aboot, why I thowt that I should flee
But I couldn't ?ayte? that space in time, still weeing on the tree.
I thowt that I was seeing things, nae man could gan sae far,
But reet enough aal he had on was suspendies and a bra.

A flash of flesh a spot o' bobs and then a sudden rush,
He vanished reet in front of me by hiding in the bush.
I quickly walked the other way but nowt more to be seen,
I didn't want to see nae more of Stan of Jesmond Dene

So if you want to have a laugh, or see a wondrous sight
Just tek a walk through Jesmond Dene, why, especially at night.
And if you've got a Macintosh and summick to be seen,
Try lurking in the trees at night like Stan of Jesmond Dene.

Dene, Jesmond Dene.
When I see you in the park,
When I meet you in the dark,
Whenever I get you, all you want to do
Is scream, Jesmond Dene.

I will show you mine, hiding from the vine, anytime, night or day
The only trouble is, gee whiz, they're cutting the privet away.
When I see you in the park
When I meet you in the dark
Whenever I get you, all you want to do
Is scream, Jesmond Dene
Stan of Jesmond Dene

Jesmond Dene - a woodland park in Newcastle
neet         - night
nae          - no
thowt       - thought
louped       - leaped
?ayte?       - can't make out the word. The sense is obviously to leave/get out of
aboot       - about
aal          - all
gan          - go
sae          - so
reet         - right
suspendies   - suspenders (UK! belt to hold a lady's stockings up)
tek          - take
summick      - something

Source: youtube video The Cheap Sunglasses Serenaders - cassette "Caught In The Act" 1987 at around 8:20 in.

The Cheap Sunglasses Serenaders were George Welch and Phil Ranson

The 4 verses use the tune for Jock O' Hazeldene. the last part the tune for the Everly Brothers' Dream.

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