The new Geordie anthem you’ll hear at St James’ Park this Saturday – “The song isn’t mine, it’s ours”

Take me home to the banks of the River Tyne” – a line we’ll hear sung around St James’ Park in the build up to Saturday’s clash with Brentford.

The Geordie anthem was released in July by local singer Junior Turner and has been a real hit so far, paying tribute to the city of Newcastle and all those returning to this beautiful region we’re proud to call home.

The song played in the minutes leading up to our last three home games, and that trend looks set to continue ahead of Eddie Howe’s first match as Newcastle United’s new head coach this weekend.

Speaking to NUFC Blog, here’s what Junior had to say about his story and the song itself – which you can listen to in full below:

“I’m a 37 year old singer songwriter from Wallsend.

“Having performed in pubs, clubs and overseas for the past 20 years as well as written and released music online since 2010 with some success with both awards and state charts in the states, I recently decided the time was right to pen a song about the place we live and love, home

“I wrote and recorded the song in Broadwater studios in Gateshead, which again wasn’t an easy process given I had to get it bang on right or it would fall on deaf ears or worse still I would have to live with the consequences still performing here in the north east.

“I didn’t want it to be a football song but rather a song that encapsulates everything it means to be a Geordie and what has happened in the past to make us the best human kind on the planet including our incredible history & heritage.

“Once the song was finished and mastered I knew we had something special but I needed the Geordie folk to confirm my thoughts and feelings.

“Upon its release and since it’s been somewhat a whirlwind Roy of the rovers story if there was one for a Geordie, toon fanatic singer. The video has went viral more or less, the song is everywhere, I’ve got to perform it at the mad mick pre match show at the WonderBar which is something that will stay with me till the day I die, let alone to put the icing on the cake hear it being played at the past three games at St James’ Park including prior to the new owners being introduced to us the fans, was surreal and emotional.

“I really can’t thank the Geordie folks for taking the song to their hearts and making it their own in the way they have … at the end of the day the song isn’t mine, it’s OURS.”

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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