Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer chuckles as hilarious Geordie folk song pokes fun at Roy Keane

Shearer listened to the new version of Cushie Butterfield at a charity dinner

Newcastle United legend Alan Shearer chuckled as an alternative version of a classic Geordie folk song was performed at a celebratory dinner.

The Magpies talisman was present at the 260 Dinner earlier this month, which celebrated Shearer's illustrious Newcastle career and raised money for local charities.

As well as enjoying food and drink at the black-tie event, Shearer answered questions during the evening at The Barracks on Thursday, April 7.

In a more off-piste moment, the striker also was treated to a personalised version of folk ditty 'Cushie Butterfield'.

The song was famously written in the 19th century and regarded by many as the second unofficial Tyneside anthem, after 'Blaydon Races' which hails from a similar time.

The folk song has featured in modern art such as Geordie The Musical in recent years.

Alan Shearer chuckled to the song’s new lyric (Image: Getty Images)

At the 260 Dinner, one attendee hopped on stage to perform a new version of the ditty, personalised for Alan Shearer.

The former footballing star couldn't help but smirk as lyrics included jibes at Roy Keane and Michael Owen.

Here’s how the song went...

From the Gallowgate to Milburn,

Super Mac to Sir Les,

The number nine shirt is the best ever was,

He’s a big lad, he’s a bonny lad,

He’s the best that we’ve seen...

...and they call him Alan Shearer and he doesn’t like Roy Keane,

Now why don’t you like me said poor Michael Owen,

How long have you got said big Al with a groan,

You do nowt for a week,

Get a hundred and twenty grand then jump in your car and head back to Scouse-land,

He’s a big lad, he’s a bonny lad,

He’s the best that we’ve seen...

...and they call him Alan Shearer and he still doesn’t like Roy Keane,

Who can remember Big Al’s first Toon hat-trick,

3-0 down against Leicester they were taking the mick,

A free-kick with a right foot had us out of our seat,

Then another two goals made the comeback complete,

He’s a big lad, he’s a bonny lad,

He’s the best that we’ve seen...

... and they call him Alan Shearer and he doesn’t like Roy Keane,

Remember that volley against Everton,

and another at Villa leaving Schmeichel for dead,

The famous 5-0 against Fergie the Scot,

I just loved seeing that hand being waived up aloft,

He’s a big lad, he’s a bonny lad,

He’s the best that we’ve seen...

...and they call him Alan Shearer and he doesn’t like Roy Keane,

So Alan’s last goal in the famous black and white,

The great unwashed home called the Stadium of s***e,

Right foot from the spot it nearly bust the net,

into the top corner left the Mackems upset,

He’s a big lad, he’s a bonny lad,

He’s the best that we’ve seen...

...and they call him Alan Shearer and he doesn’t like Roy Keane.

You can watch Shearer’s reaction here.