the strong man of Blyth
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"What is a Geordie", I've heard people ask.
To give a definition is not an easy task.
Some say that he's a heathen, growing leeks an supping beer,
But if you read on a while I'll give you my idea.
When God first made the universe his handywork was grand.
He made a man of every creed to cultivate each land.
He made Eskimos for Iceland, Africans to stand the heat.
But when it came to Geordieland He said :"Why man, I''m beat"!
So he made a man of iron, with muscles of forged steel,
For hewing coal and building ships- a job he's done so real.
And just to finish off the job, or so I have been told,
He completed his first Geordie, by giving him a heart of gold.
Author unknown - but obviously a wise Geordie
Geordies launching a ship at Blyth Shipyard