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The Bus to Morpeth
Last updated: 22.01.22
The Bus to Morpeth is a very amusing song that I very much enjoy singing with the Tyneside Maritime Chorus which I joined in March 2011. It tells of difficulty of getting to and from Morpeth, It's such a trash ti get ti Morpeth, which is pleasing little town not far from Newcastle Upon Tyne. Amongst other things, it lists various places on its roundabout route such as Oakwood Bank, Matfen Piers, Stamfordham, Belsay and Hexham.
That it is indeed such a trash ti get ti Morpeth, I can personally testify. Only very recently, Friday 5th April, 2013 in fact, I a took a trip by bus on the X15 to Alnwick which goes via Morpeth to see The Pitmen Poets (Billy Mitchell, Bob Fox, Benny Graham and Jez Lowe) who were performing iat The Playhouse, Alnwick that evening. Well, the bus was first delayed in Newcastle upon Tyne and then limped to Morpeth where the passengers had to change buses as the X15 conked out there was a total delay of some 90 minutes. On returning by X15 on the following day to Newcastle upon Tyne, the bus X15, wait for it, broke down just outside Morpeth. This time there was a dely of some 2 hours!
As the song goes, It's such a trash ti get ti Morpeth - Try'd and thoo'll agree
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook