The Blaydon Races has been the anthem of Tyneside since it was
written by music hall performer George Ridley in 1862.
Most Geordies know this from the sung:
"O lads, ye should only seen us gannin,
We passed the foaks upon the road just as they were stannin:
Thor wes lots oí lads aní lasses there, all wií smiling faces.
Gan alang the Scotswood Road, to see the Blaydon Races."
In this edition, the full story is told with Jorge Lulić's
delightful drawings, for anyone with an interest
in the folk lore of the North East England.
Also on this series:
All books beautifully illustrated by artist Jorge Lulić and include lyrics and musical score