Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings

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Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings
Author Thomas Allan
Country United Kingdom
Language English (Geordie dialect)
Publisher Thomas Allan
Publication date
1891
Media type Print
Pages approx. 600 pages

Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings (full title is given later) is a book of Tyneside popular and traditional songs consisting of approximately 400 song lyrics on over 600 pages, published in 1891. It was reprinted in 1972 by Frank Graham, Newcastle upon Tyne, with an introduction by David Harker.

Publication of Tyneside Songs[edit]

In 1862 Thomas Allan published the first book in this series, which was called "Tyneside songs". The first edition was very small and covered mainly songs of Edward “Ned” Corvan and George "Geordie" Ridley.

Over the years he developed the book, adding to it, until eventually it became an extremely large volume with almost 600 pages and contained 400 songs. The name was changed to Allan's Tyneside Songs, and the contents increased to cover not just the songs but details and histories of them, their writers and singers. As it developed the theme changed from one of solely popular songs to encompass many older traditional songs, aiming to spread the popularity of the book to a wider audience. It is now an invaluable source of historical reference providing wealth of information.

The second edition followed in the following year of 1863.

1864 saw the third edition now entitled "A choice collection of Tyneside songs by E. Corvan, G. Ridley, J.P. Robson, R Emery ... etc.”.

1872, a further edition was published.

The edition of 1873 was called "A choice collection of Tyneside songs by Wilson, Corvan, Mitford, Gilchrist, Robson, Harrison, Emery, Ridley, Oliver, Shield, &c,. &c., &c. with lives of the authors illustrated with views of the town and portraits of the poets and eccentrics of Newcastle." It was published by Allan, 62 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne: & 16 Collingwood Street, North Shields. ("Ralph Allan, Tyne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne" was also mentioned on the cover, possibly as a seller)[1]

The final edition was published in 1891 and was now called “Allan's illustrative edition of Tyneside Songs and readings with lives, portraits and autographs of the writers and notes on the songs. Revised edition." The publisher was Thomas & George Allan, 18 Blackett Street and 34 Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, and the cover stated that it was "Sold by W Allan, 80 Grainger Street & B Allan, North Shields: & W Scott of London."[2]

Publication[edit]

It is, as the title suggests, a collection of songs which would have been popular, or topical, at the date of publication. There is a considerable amount of additional material relating to biographies and very interesting articles on the lives of the authors, together with historical comments of the day which had influenced them in their choices of songs.

The front cover of the book was as follows: ALLAN'S
ILLUSTRATED EDITION
OF
TYNESIDE SONGS
AND READINGS
WITH
Lives, Portraits, and Autographs
OF THE Writers,
AND notes on the SONGS.
REVISED EDITION
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE -
THOMAS & GEORGE ALLAN,
18 Blackett Street, and 34 Collingwood Street.
SOLD BY
W. Allan, 80 Grainger Street ; B. Allan, North Shields,
London : Walter Scott.
1891

Contents[edit]

The contents of the final (1891) edition are:


page title songwriter tune comments Notes Ref
v Contents (pages "v" to "x")
v Part I – introduction
v Introductory Note
vi to xvi Contents
1 Part II – The main section
1 (Weel May) The Keel Row Traditional – before 1760 ¹
1 a mention of Joihn Stokoe Writing in the Monthly Chronicle ³
1 a mention of William Shield A famous Swalwell musician ³
1 a mention of Joseph Ritson Ritson's " Northumberland Garland" 1703
1 (Weel May) The Keel Row Street version
2 Waggoner (The) not given
2 Bobby Shaftoe Traditional ¹
2 a mention of William Brockie ³
2 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
3 Bonny Pit Laddie (The) not given
3 a mention of Joseph Ritson Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale ³
4 Bonny Keel Laddie (The) unknown
4 a mention of Richard Oliver Heslop from "Northumberland Words" ³
5 Ride through Sandgate not given fragment of old rhyme about the siege of 1644
5 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
5 Collier's Wedding – (The) Edward Chicken
5 Short bio Edward Chicken
5 a mention of Mr W Call Published a new version of the song in 1829 ³
8 My Eppie not given
8 a mention of William Brockie ³
9 Northumbrian's Sigh for his Native Country (The)
9 Sair Fail'd, Hinney not given Variation on "The awd man to the oak tree"
10 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
10 Old Man and the Oak (The) not given Variation on "Sair Fail'd, Hinney" from Ritson, in "Gammer Gurton's Garland
10 a mention of Joseph Ritson Gammer Gurton's Garland ³
10 Short bio Thomas Whittle
11 William Carstairs, Schoolmaster Thomas Whittle on one of his contemporaries
11 Short bio William Carstairs
12 Sawney Ogilby's Duel with his Wife Thomas Whittle
13 Little Moody, Razor-setter Thomas Whittle
15 Jesmond Dene ³ a mention of – and Lord Armstrong ³
15 Short bio Phill “Primrose” Hodgson
15 Une Bagatelle Phill “Primrose” Hodgson
15 Jessamond Mill Phill “Primrose” Hodgson
16 Pandon Dene originally named as "Bosalinda" – or "Rosalinda" May have been a Miss Harrey of Newcastle A-G2
18 Short bio John Cunningham
19 Elegy on a Pile of Ruins – Extract from John Cunningham No….tho' the palace bar her golden gate
19 Death of John Cunningham – (Lament on the) Robert Gilchrist
20 Holiday Gown John Cunningham
21 North Shields Song (A) not given
22 Alice Marley – (A new song made on) unknown An Alewife at Pictree, near Chester-le-Street
23 Donocht Head George Pickering Ye Banks and Braes
23 Short bio George Pickering
25 Collier's Rant (The) unknown
25 a mention of Sir Cuthbert Sharp ³
27 Little P. D (The) unknown or "Little Pee Dee"
27 a mention of G Angus, printers of The Side, Newcastle Newcastle Garland, printed about 1805 ³
28 Dol Li A unknown A song famous in Newcastle about the years 1792-8-4.
29 A You A, Hinny Burd unknown
31 Tyne – (The Water of) unknown
31 a mention of Sir C Sharp comments on the River Tyne ³
31 South Shields Song (A) not given Sir Cuthbert Sharp
32 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
32 Blow the Wind Southerly – (a variation) unknown Sunderland Sailors' Rhymes
32 a mention of J Marshall Northern Minstrel, 1806–07 ³
32 Short bio John Gibson
32 Short bio William Brockie
32 Tyne (The) – song number 1 John Gibson Roll on thy way, thrice happy Tyne
33 Brandling – Family Motto not given from Sharp's "Bishopric Garland"
33 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
34 Brandling and Ridley not given
34 Short bio Thomas Thompson
35 a mention of John Howard (J. H.) ³
36 Reply to John Howard Thomas Thompson
37 Sonnet – To Thomas Thompson on his late address to J. Howard J. Ingo
38 Election Song, 1812 Thomas Thompson
40 Report on the death of Thomas Thompson From the Newcastle Weekly Chronicle – 14 January 1816
41 Thomas Thompson – (Lament for) maybe by Robert Gilchrist Tommy Thompson – (compoted Extemire)
42 Short bio Robert Gilchrist
42 Short bio Thomas Thompson's family
43 a mention of Thomas Wilson Thomas Wilson ³
43 Short bio James Clephen author of "Over the Churchyard Wall"
45 New Keel Row (The) T Thompson
47 Canny Newcastle Thomas Thompson
47 a mention of Dr B S Watson author of "A gossip about songs" ³
47 a mention of Sir Matthew White Ridley of Heaton MP for Newcastle to 1813 ³
50 Jemmy Joneson's Whurry Thomas Thompson
50 mention of Richard Oliver Heslop ³
51 Short bio The Tyne ferries
54 Short bio William Purvis (Blind Willie)
54 Blind Willie – (Lament for) – Extract from Thomas Thompson
54 Short bio Joihn Stokoe about Blind Willie in "The North Country Garland of Song"
55 Broom Buzzems – (or Buy Broom Busoms) maybe William Purvis (Blind Willie)
56 Broom Buzzems – (Extra Verses added by Blind Willie) William Purvis (Blind Willie)
57 Tarum Tickle, tan dum – A Rhyme by Blind Willie William Purvis (Blind Willie)
59 Blind Willie's Death – (Epitaph to) Robert Gilchrist
60 Bards of the Tyne (The) Charles Purvis
61 Reply to Bards of the Tyne
61 Newcastle Bellman (The) John Shield in which the Tyne Mercury was held up to ridicule
61 a mention of James Stawpert ³
61 Short bio Charles Purvis
62 Oxygen Gas ³ John Shield A mention of ³
62 Short bio John Shield
62 Blackett's Field – Extract from John Shield
62 O No, My Love, No – Extract from John Shield
63 Delia's Answer – Extract from John Shield
63 To Delia – Extract from Shields ????
64 Short bio John Shield's Family
65 a mention of Dr Clark ³
65 In Defence of the Name of Jack John Shield Addressed to Miss Carry of Dunston
67 Poor Tom, the Blind Boy John Shield
68 Vanished Rose Restored – (The) John Shield Sung by Mr Frith at the Newcastle Concerts
69 Bonny Geatsiders 1805 (The) – in praise of the Gateshead Volunteers John Shield Bob Crankey under the command of Cuthbert Ellison, Esq., of Hebburn
71 My Lord 'Size – or Newcastle in an Uproar John Shield alternate title "Newcastle in an Uproar"
74 Bob Cranky's Adieu John Shield The Soldiers Adieu Set to music by Thomas Train and sung by him at many public dinners
74 a mention of Thomas Train – of Gateshead ³
76 Short bio Stephen Kemble Former manager of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle
76 Barber's News – (The) – or Shields in an Uproar John Shield O' the Golden Days of Good Queen Bess
81 Short bio Cull Billy, alias Silly Billy
82 Cull Billy's Prize Robert Emery
83 descriptions of places on map opposite
84 Map of Newcastle
84 Short bio John Selkirk
85 Bob Cranky John Selkirk
85 a mention of John Marshall Northern Minstrel, 1806–07 ³
86 Report on the death of John Selkirk A report from the Newcastle Chronicle, 18 November 1843
88 Bob Cranky's 'Size Sunday John Selkirk
88 a mention of William Henderson Dawson ³
91 Bob Cranky's Complaint John Selkirk
93 Swalwell Hopping John Selkirk Paddy's Wedding
96 Bob Cranky's Leum'nation Neet John Selkirk
99 Short bio James Stawpert
100 John Diggons – Extract from James Stawpert
100 Trafalgar's Battle – Extract from James Stawpert
100 Newcastle Fair October 1811 – or The Pitman Drinking Jackey James Stawpert
102 Pitman's Revenge against Bonaparte – (The) George Cameron A-C1
102 Short bio George Cameron
106 Short bio Henry Robson
106 a mention of John Collingwood Bruce and John Stokoe (editors) Northumbrian Minstrelsy: a collection of the ballads, melodies, and small-pipe tunes of Northumbria ³
107 a mention of Robert Emery ³
107 a mention of G Angus, printers of The Side, Newcastle ³
107 Colliers' Pay Week (The) Henry Robson A Picture of Benwell Pit Life about the year 1800
114 Sandgate Lassie's Lament (The) Henry Robson The Bonnie Pit Laddie
115 Till the Tide cums in Henry Robson
116 Ma' Canny Hinny unknown
117 Children's Rhymes
117 Rain, rain, gan away anon
117 Keel-bully, keel-bully, ploat yor geese anon
118 Sunderland Song – (A) not given
118 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
118 Andrew Carr not given
118 Northern Nursery Song not given
118 a mention of Cuthbert Sharp The Bishoprick Garland 1834 ³
119 Short bio William Stephenson (senior)
120 Retrospect – (The) William Stephenson (senior)
120 Age of Eighty William Stephenson (senior)
121 Quayside Shaver – (The) William Stephenson (senior)
123 Skipper's Wedding – (The) William Stephenson (senior) previously named "The Invitation"
126 Newcastle on Saturday Night William Stephenson (senior) Fr-Tune08
128 Short bio John Leonard
129 Lines on William Pitt – Extract from John Leonard
130 Winlaton Hoppin' John Leonard
132 Short bio William Mitford
132 a mention of J Marshall Newcastle Songster - by J. Marshall ³
133 X. Y. Z. (a mention only) William Mitford ³
134 North Pole – (The) – Extract from William Mitford
134 Newcastle Landlords 1834 – Extract from William Watson
135 William Mitford – (Acrostic on) Robert Emery
136 Tyne Fair William Mitford commemoration the winter of 1813–14 when the Tyne was frozen over for three weeks
138 X. Y. Z. At Newcastle Races, 1814 (or Pitmen's Luck) William Mitford
141 Cappy – or The Pitman's Dog William Mitford – according to Allan's Chapter of Donkeys
143 Pitman's Courtship – (The) William Mitford The night before Larry was stretched
145 Mayor of Bordeaux (The) – or Mally 's Mistake William Mitford
147 Pitman's Skellyscope (The) William Mitford Fr-Tune07
147 a mention of Sir David Brewster His invention, the Kaleidoscope first came out c1820 ³
149 Wonderful Gutter (The) William Mitford over the argument between rail or canal
151 Bewildered Skipper (The) William Mitford The bewildered maid
151 Sandgate Girl's Lamentation (The) unknown
153 Half-Drowned Skipper (The) – from page 153 ³ unknown Chapter of Donkeys
154 Wreckenton Hiring unknown
156 Canny Sheels John Morrison First appeared in Davidson of Alnwick's collection of Tyneside Songs 1840
156 a mention of William Davison William Davison of Alnwick's collection of Tyneside Songs, 1840 ³
156 Permanent Yeast ³ John Morrison a mention only ³
158 Coaly Tyne unknown Auld Lang Syne Written during the trial of Queen Caroline in 1820. (See last verse.)
160 Walker Pits unknown Off She Goes
160 Fisher's Garland – (The) Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday published 1841
160 Short bio Robert Roxby
160 Short bio Thomas Doubleday
161 Auld Fisher's Lament (The) ³ Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday a mention only ³
161 Auld Fisher's Last Wish – (The) Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday My love is newly listed
162 a mention of Dr B S Watson author of "A gossip about songs" ³
162 Coquet Side Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday They may rail at this life
164 Auld Fisher's Fareweel to Coquet – (The) Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday Gramachree
166 Coquet for Ever – (The) Robert Roxby & Thomas Doubleday Oh, Whistle and I'll come to you, my lad
167 Impatient Lassie – (The) Robert Anderson – probably Low down in the broom
167 a mention of Robert Anderson Cumberland Ballads ³
167 Short bio Robert Anderson
169 Short bio Robert Gilchrist
170 Gothalbert and Hisanna – Extract from Robert Gilchrist
171 Gothalbert of the Tyne Robert Gilchrist
172 Zion's Hill – Extract from Robert Gilchrist
172 Bethlehem's Star – Extract from Robert Gilchrist
172 St. Nicholas' Church – (On) Robert Gilchrist
174 Petition from the old House in Shieldfield Robert Gilchrist
175 Poetic Fragments Robert Gilchrist
176 Sonnet on the Shortest Day Robert Gilchrist
176 Clennell's Lines on Robert Gilchrist's Death . John Luke Clennell
177 Collier's Keek at the Nation (The) Robert Gilchrist
179 Short bio Bold Archy – Archy Henderson
179 On the Death of Bold Archy Robert Gilchrist
180 Bold Archy Drownded Robert Gilchrist The Bold Dragoon
181 Short bio William Scott
182 Voyage To Lunnin (A) Robert Gilchrist
186 Amphitrite – (The) Robert Gilchrist
188 Blind Willie Singin' Robert Gilchrist Jemmy Joneson's Whurry actually named as Blind Willie's Singing in this book
188 short bio William Purvis (Blind Willie)
190 Lamentation on the Death of Captain Benjamin Starkey – (The) Robert Gilchrist
190 Short bio Captain Benjamin Starkey
191 a mention of Cuckoo Jack John Wilson alias Cuckoo Jack ³
192 Blind Willie's Death (or Deeth) Robert Nunn Jemmy Joneson's Whurry was wrongly attributed to Robert Gilchrist for many years
194 a mention of Robert Nunn ³
194 More Innovations Robert Gilchrist The Bold Dragoon
196 Short bio author of The Corn Market – (Robert Gilchrist)
196 Corn Market (The) – A Lament unknown – possibly (Gilchrist) The Bold Dragoon first appeared in Fordyce's Collection (1842) – Allan guesses the author is Robert Gilchrist
198 Short bio James Morrison
199 Burdon's Address to the cavalry – A parody James Morrison Scots Wha Hae
199 Short bio Thomas Burdon, Lieut. Colonel of the Tyne Hussars soon to be knighted by the Prince Regent in May 1816
200 Newcastle Noodles (The) James Morrison Canny Newcassel
200 a mention of Charles John Brandling ³
202 Green's Balloon unknown Barbara Bell
202 a mention of Mr (or Messrs) Green ³
204 Short bio William Watson
206 Newcassel Races William Watson
208 Thumping Luck William Watson Gang Nae Mair to Yon Toon
210 Dance To Thy Daddy William Watson The Little Fishy
211 Newcastle Landlords 1834 William Watson
215 Short bio William Armstrong
216 Jenny Howlett (The) – or Lizzie Mudie's Ghost William Armstrong
217 Baboon (The) William Armstrong
218 Glister (The) William Armstrong
219 Floatin' Gunstan – (The) William Armstrong Derry Down About a "Floating Grindstone"
220 Skipper in the Mist (The) William Armstrong Derry Down
221 Billy Oliver's Ramble (Between Benwell and Newcastle) anon first appeared in "The Shields Song Book" of 1826
221 My Nyem is Willy Dixon ³ not given a mention only – A parody on Billy Oliver's Ramble. It appeared in The Tyne Songster ³
223 Devil (The) – or The Nanny Goat anon
223 The Shields Song Book ³ printed by C. W. Barnes a mention only ³
225 Cliffs of Virginia (The) anon Drops of Brandy first appeared in "The Shields Song Book" of 1826
227 Skipper's Mistake (The) Armstrong Chapter of Accidents F-A1
228 Short bio William Oliver
229 To the Mechanics' Institute of Newcastle upon Tyne William Oliver
229 To the memory of Riego, the Spanish patriot ³ William Oliver a mention only ³
229 England, Awake ³ William Oliver a mention only ³
230 Various addresses to Corinthian Society – Extract from
230 given on 4 June 1827 D.H. (possibly David Hobkirk)
230 given on 29 August 1827 P. G. (possibly P. Galloway)
231 given on 21 May 1830 unknown (possibly Thomas Thompson)
231 given on possibly 4 Dec 1830 W. O. (possibly William Oliver)
231 Alexander Donkin (Lines on the Death of) – Extract from W. O. possibly William Oliver 12 Feb 1825
232 Alexander Donkin – (A Lament on the death of) P. G. (possibly P. Galloway)
232 Richard Young, who died 4 November 1831, aged 29 – (To the Memory of) William Oliver
232 Richard Young – (To the Memory of) P. G. (possibly P. Galloway)
232 R. Young – (To the Memory of) D.H. (possibly David Hobkirk)
233 J. Brandling, M.P. – (Lines on the Death of a) William Oliver
234 Newcassel Props (The) William Oliver The Bold Dragoon
236 a mention of Mr Wombwell and his animal show ³
236 Bonassus (The) William Oliver Jemmy Joneson's Whurry
238 Tim Tunbelly William Oliver
240 Newcastle Millers – (The) William Oliver The Bold Dragoon a prize fight on Barlow Fell in which Jim Wallace beat Tm Dunn 1824
241 Lament – (The) William Oliver The Bold Dragoon
243 New Markets (The) (or Newcastle Improvements) William Oliver Canny Newcassel
244 Short bio R. Charlton
245 Newcastle Improvements R.Charlton
246 Newgate Street Petition to Mr. Mayor (The) anon – but suggested as John Shield
250 Short bio Thomas Marshall
251 Euphy's Coronation Thomas Marshall Arthur McBride
253 Blind Willie v. Billy Scott Thomas Marshall Fie, let's away to the bridal
255 Tars and Skippers Thomas Marshall Derry Down
257 Keel Row (Weel May The Keel Row – that get's the Bairns their Breed) Thomas Marshall
258 Short bio Thomas Wilson
259 Market Day – (The) – Extract from Thomas Wilson
260 Pitman's Pay – Extract from Thomas Wilson
261 a mention of William Henderson Dawson a tribute to Thomas Wilson ³
261 Petition of an Old Apple Tree – Extract from Thomas Wilson
262 Moose – (Lines on a) – Extract from Thomas Wilson
262 Long, long ago Thomas Wilson
262 lines on an Old Arm Chair – Extrasc from Thomas Wilson
264 a mention of ³ A typical washing day ³
264 Washing-Day – (The) Thomas Wilson Nae luck aboot the hoose
266 Carter's Well Thomas Wilson Mrs Johnson
268 Opening of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Thomas Wilson on 18 June 1888
270 Movement – (The) Thomas Wilson
272 Pea Jacket – (The) Thomas Wilson
273 Glance at Polly Technic (A) Thomas Wilson
275 Market Day – (The) Thomas Wilson
277 Coal Trade (The) unknown The Keel Row Br S6
279 a mention of T W Beaumont ³
279 a mention of Robert Surtees ³
279 Colours – (The) maybe Robert Surtees
281 Short bio David Ross Lietch
281 Red Eric and Lord Delaval David Ross Lietch
283 Short bio John Jack Dent
283 Lines to Joe Wilson – Extract from John Jack Dent on seeing Joe Wilson's portrait in Mr. France's window
284 Cliffs of Old Tynemouth – (The) David Ross Lietch The Meeting of the Waters
284 Short bio Robert Emery
286 Great Frost on River Tyne – Extract from Robert Emery Thomas Binney completed the verses
286 Short bio Thomas Binney
287 Trip to Warkworth Robert Emery Written for the employees of Lambert's Printers for their "works trip"
289 Canny Sheels ³ John Morrison a mention of ³
289 Answer to Canny Sheels – Extract from Robert Emery
289 Song on opening of New Fish Market – Extract from Robert Emery on the occasion of the fishwives being removed from their open stand on the Sandhill to the new covered market
290 Short bio Metcalfe Ross
290 Robert Emery – (Address to) Metcalfe Ross
290 Jean Jamieson's Ghost ³ Robert Emery a mention of ³
290 Robert Emery – Acrostic on Joe Wilson
290 Lines to Miss Bell – Extract from Robert Gilchrist The daughter of John Bell Junior
291 Hydrophobia – or The Skipper and the Quaker Robert Emery Good Morrow to your Nightcap
293 Hackney Coach Customers – or Newcastle Wonders Robert Emery
294 Pitman's Ramble (The) Robert Emery The Kebuckstane Wedding
296 King Willy's Coronation Robert Emery
296 Sandhill Wine Pant – (The) Robert Emery
297 Songs on George IV.'s Coronation – Extract from Robert Emery
299 Sandgate Pant – or Jane Jemieson's Ghost Robert Emery To be a Butterfly
300 Baggy Nanny – or The Pitman's Frolic Robert Emery The Kebuckstane Wedding
302 Skipper's Visit to the Polytechnic – (The) Robert Emery
305 Mally and the Prophet Robert Emery Barbara Bell
307 Curds-and-cream House Ghost – (The) Robert Emery Walker, the Twopenny Poetman
308 Wizard of the North – (The) – or The Mystic Policeman Robert Emery Hurrah for the bonnets o' Bonnie Dundee
308 Short bio John Elliott Superintendent of Gateshead Police c1890
310 Owl (The) Robert Emery X. Y. Z.
310 Short bio Mr T Waller Watson
310 Short bio Thomas Carr Captain of the Watch 1823
312 Skipper's Dream (The) T Moor
312 Short bio T Moor
313 Short bio William Stephenson (junior)
313 Beggars' Wedding – (The) ³ William Stephenson (junior) a mention of ³
314 Lass that shed a tear for me (The) ³ William Stephenson (junior) a mention of ³
314 Ellen – Extract from William Stephenson (junior) Robin Adair
314 Beggars' Wedding – (The) William Stephenson (junior) Quayside Shaver
316 Sandhill Monkey (The) William Stephenson (junior) Drops of Brandy
318 Merry Lads of Gyetshead William Stephenson (junior) Sunny Banks of Scotland
319 Short bio Robert Nunn
320 Sandgate Lassie's Lament (The) – Extract from Robert Emery The death of Bobby Nunn is mentioned in the song
320 Death of Bobby Nunn Robert Emery mentioned in "The Sandgate Lassie's Lament"
321 Roby's Wife's Lamentation Robert Nunn
322 Lines on Hawthorn's Trip – Extract from Robert Nunn
323 Nunn, Acrostic on Joe Wilson
323 Pitman and the Blackin' – (The) Robert Nunn The Coal-Hole
323 Poor auld horse (The) ³ Robert Nunn a mention of ³
323 Quarter of currans (The) ³ Robert Nunn a mention of ³
325 Newcastle Lad – (The) – or Newcastle is My Native Place Robert Nunn And sae wi we yet
326 Luckey's Dream Robert Nunn Caller Fair sometimes Luckey, Lukey or Lucky
329 Short history St. Nicholas' Church
329 Riddle of St Nicholas' (The) Ben Jonson
329 St. Nicholas' Church Robert Nunn
331 Keelman's Reasons for Attending Church – (The) Robert Nunn Jemmy Joneson's Whurry
333 Sandgate Lass on the Ropery Bank (The) Robert Nunn The Skipper's Wedding
333 Short bio Ropery Bank
335 Drucken Bella Roy, O ! Robert Nunn Duncan M'Callaghan
335 Short bio Bella Roy
336 Jocker Robert Nunn O? Gin I Had Her
338 Fiery Clock-fyece (The) Robert Nunn The Coal-hole
340 Sandgate Wife's Nurse Song Robert Nunn
341 Short bio John Brodie Gilroy
342 Noodle – (The) John Brodie Gilroy Jeannette and Jeannot
343 Short bio John Peacock
343 a mention of Mr William Brockie ³
343 Marsden Rock John Peacock Jockey to the fair
343 Short bio Marsden Rock
345 short bio Joseph Philip Robson
347 Parting Address to the People of Tyneside – Extract from Joseph Philip Robson
347 In memory of Joseph Philip Robson Mr Joseph McGill
347 Joseph Philip Robson, Acrostic on Joe Wilson
348 Exile's Return – (The) Joseph Philip Robson
348 Lays of the Tyne Exile – Extract from Joseph Philip Robson
348 Departure (The) ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
348 In Childhood we Wander ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
348 Farewell, Fair Fields ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
348 Maid of my Bosom ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
348 Banks o' Tyne ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
348 Return (The) ³ Joseph Philip Robson a mention only ³
349 Banks o' Tyne Joseph Philip Robson The Keel Row
350 Wonderful Tallygrip – (The) Joseph Philip Robson Barbara Bell
352 When we were at the Skuel Joseph Philip Robson Nae luck aboot the hoose
352 Dom'nee lo'ed the "Quaker's Wife – (The) Joseph Philip Robson
354 Polly's Nickstick J P Robson
359 High Level Bridge (The) J P Robson Drops of Brandy
361 Callerforney – A dialogue J P Robson Alley Croaker
363 Pawnshop Bleezin' – (The) J P Robson X. Y. Z. Mrs Potter's pawnshop, on The Side, Newcastle, was completely destroyed by fire, in 1849
366 Use an' the Abuse -(The) – or The Pitmen an the preachers J P Robson Canny Newcassel
366 Maw Marras, tyek wamin' be me J P Robson
368 Days and Deeds of Shakspere J P Robson The Old English Gentleman
371 Hamlick, Prince of Denton – Part First J P Robson Merrily dance the Quaker's wife
374 Hamlick, Prince of Denton – Part Second J P Robson Merrily dance the Quaker's wife
377 Hamlick, Prince of Denton – Part Third J P Robson Merrily dance the Quaker's wife
379 Pitman's Happy Times – (The) J P Robson In the days we went a' gipsying
381 Horrid War i' Sangeyt – (The) J P Robson The King o' the Cannibal Islands
384 Betty Beesley and her Wooden Man J P Robson The Bold Dragoon
387 Short bio Edward Corvan
389 a mention of Catgut Jim pseudonym of Edward Corvan ³
392 Caller – (The) – Extract from Edward Corvan
393 a mention of Joe Wilson ³
393 Corvan, Acrostic on Joe Wilson
394 He Wad be a Noodle Edward Corvan Gee, Wo Dobbin
395 Toon Improvement Bill – (The) – or Ne Pleyce noo te play Edward Corvan
398 Rise in Coals – (The) Edward Corvan
399 Asstrilly – or The Pitman's Farewell Edward Corvan All round my hat
401 Asstrilly's Goold Fields – or Tommy Carr's Letter Edward Corvan Marble Halls
403 Tommy Carr's Adventures in Asstrilly Edward Corvan
405 Cullercoats Fish-Lass – (The) Edward Corvan Lilie's a Lady
406 Bobby the Boxer Edward Corvan Pat's Curiosity Shop
409 Warkworth Feast Edward Corvan Morpeth Jail
411 Kipper'd Herrin' – (The) Edward Corvan
412 Deeth o' Billy Purvis Edward Corvan Jenny Jones
412 Short bio William Purvis (Blind Willie)
416 Greet Bull-Dog O' Shields – (The) Edward Corvan Hokey Pokey About the visit of HMS Bulldog
419 Fishermen Hung the Monkey, O! – (The) Edward Corvan The Tinker's Wedding The Hartlepool monkey-hangers
421 Comet – (The) – or The Skipper's Fright Edward Corvan Polly Parker, O
422 Fire on the Kee – (The) Edward Corvan Wor Jocker
426 Chambers and White Edward Corvan Trab, Trab A race between rowers Thomas White (London) and Robert Chambers (Newcastle)
428 Deeth o' Cuckoo Jack – (The) Edward Corvan
428 Short bio John Wilson alias Cuckoo Jack
430 Wor Tyneside Champions Edward Corvan Billy Nat
432 Queen has sent a Letter – (The) – or "The Hartley Calamity" Edward Corvan No Irish need apply
434 Queen's Visit to Cherbourg – (The) Edward Corvan The Sly Old Fox
438 Stagestruck Keelman Edward Corvan Bob and Joan
439 Soop Kitchin – (The) Edward Corvan Lilie's a Lady
442 Short bio ³ The new High Level Bridge ³
442 High Level an' the Aud Bridge – (The) assume Edward Corvan various tunes A comic imaginary dialogue
444 Cat-gut Jim – the Fiddler Edward Corvan And sae off wi' ye pseudonym of Edward Corvan
446 Short bio George Ridley
448 George Ridley – (Acrostic on) Joe Wilson
449 Joey Jones George Ridley Pat of Mullingar
451 Blaydon Races George Ridley Brighton
453 short bio Robert Chambers Champion sculler
453 Chambers George Ridley The whole hog or none
454 Sheels Lass for Me – (The) George Ridley The whole hog or none
456 Bobby Cure – (The) George Ridley The perfect care
458 Johnny Luik-Up George Ridley Sally, come up
458 short bio John Higgins Town Crier at the time
460 Short bio John Spencer
460 My name is Jack Spencer George Ridley Hamlet
461 Stephenson Monument – (The) George Ridley John Barleycorn
464 Short bio James Rewcastle
464 Jackey and Jenny James Rewcastle Come, fie, let us a' to the bridal
466 Short bio Edward Elliott
466 Sheep-Killin' Dog – (The) Edward Elliott
468 Whitley Camp Edward Elliott
470 Short bio Michael Benson
470 a mention of J Selkirk ³
471 Birth of Friendship's Star – (The) Michael Benson
473 Short bio Joe Wilson
474 Great Boat Race – (The) Joe Wilson a mention of ³
474 Row upon the stairs – (The) Joe Wilson a mention of ³
474 Gallowgate Lad – (The) Joe Wilson a mention of ³
475 Geordy, haud the bairn Joe Wilson a mention of ³
476 Aw Wish yor Muther wad Cum – or Wor Geordy's notions aboot men nursin' bairns Joe Wilson The Whasslin' Theef
478 Dinnet Clash the Door Joe Wilson Tramp, tramp
479 Be Kind te me Dowtor Joe Wilson Die an aud maid
481 Time that me Fethur wes Bad – (The) not given Cam hyem te yor childer an' me
482 Short bio Ralph Blackett
482 Jimmy's Deeth Ralph Blackett
484 short bio William Henderson Dawson
484 short bio Stephenson's Monument
484 a mention of J P Robson ³
485 Pitman's Tickor an' the Wag-at-the-Wa' – (The) William Henderson Dawson Barbara Allen
486 Pitman's Visit to Stephenson's Monument – (The) William Henderson Dawson Tallygrip
486 short bio Stephenson's Monument
489 Short bio John Stephenson also known as Wood-Legged Jack
489 Jack's Wooden Leg William Henderson Dawson Wonderful Tallygrip
491 Short bio John Kelday Smith
491 Whereivvor hae they gyen ? John Kelday Smith Perhaps she's on the railway
492 Forst ov Owt ye Had – (The) John Kelday Smith When the kyo comes home
493 Short bio Matthew Dryden
494 Perseveer – or The Nine Oors Movemint Matthew Dryden Nelly Ray
495 Short bio James Horsley
495 Geordy's Dream – or the Sun and the Muen James Horsley a mention of ³
496 Pilgrimage to Jesmond – (A) – Extract from James Horsley
496 To the Angel of Death James Horsley
497 She's Sumboddy's Bairn James Horsley
499 Chinese Sailors in Newcastle – (The) James Horsley
501 Short bio George Charleton Barron
503 Bill Smith at the Battle of Waterloo George Charleton Barron
504 How Waterloo was won George Charleton Barron
505 Short bio John Taylor
506 Short bio Henry "Harry" Clasper
506 Short bio and other rowers on the Tyne
507 Henry "Harry" Clasper and his Testimonial John Taylor
509 Flay Craw – (The) – or Pee Dee*s Mishap John Taylor Warkworth Feast
511 a mention of Marshall Cresswell ³
511 Short bio William Dunbar
511 Geordy's Pay – Extract from William Dunbar
512 Nowt as Queer as Folks William Dunbar
512 Short bio Marshall Cresswell
512 Morpeth Lodgings Marshall Cresswell
513 Part III – Living Writers
513 Short bio Rowland Harrison
513 Coal Cartman – or Tm going down the Hill (The) Rowland Harrison a mention of ³
513 Drum Major (The) Rowland Harrison a mention of ³
513 Lass I met at Shields (The) Rowland Harrison a mention of ³
513 Death of Renforth (The) Rowland Harrison a mention of ³
514 Short bio Geordy Black a character which he played
515 Geordy Black Rowland Harrison
516 Jack Simpson's Bairn Rowland Harrison
518 Heh ye seen wor Cuddy? George Guthrie The King o' the Cannibal Islands
518 Short bio George Guthrie
519 Aw wish Pay Friday wad cum Mr (James) Anderson Aw wish yor muther wud cum
519 Short bio Mr (James) Anderson
519 a mention of Joe Wilson ³
522 Cuddy Willy's Deeth Joshua L. Bagnall
522 Short bio Joshua L. Bagnall
524 Short bio William Maclachlan alias "Cuddy Willy"
524 Tyne Exile's Lament (The) anon Banks o' the Dee
524 short bio Mr Crawhall publisher of the illustrated "Beuk o* Newcassel Sangs by deceased writers"
525 Bobbies an' the Dogs – (The) anon
525 short bio on Dogcatching
527 Short bio Robert Chambers Champion oarsman of the River Tyne and Thames
528 Bob Chambers anon Kiss me quick, and go
530 short bio Richard Oliver Heslop
531 Howdon for Jarrow Richard Oliver Heslop Chapter of Donkeys
532 Newcastle Toon née Mair Richard Oliver Heslop Nae luck aboot the hoose
532 Short bio Ernest Wilberforce First Bishop of Newcastle
533 Tow for Nowt, A (Song) Richard Oliver Heslop
535 Singin' Hinney – (The) Richard Oliver Heslop The One-Horse Shay
537 Tyneside Chorus – (The) Richard Oliver Heslop Hadaway Harry ! Hadaway Harry !
538 His Other Eye not given a recitation
545 short bio John Atlantic Stephenson
546 a mention of The Bewick Club ³
546 Battle of Waterloo – (Hawks's Men at the) John Atlantic Stephenson
547 Tow for Nowt – (A) – A Recitation John Atlantic Stephenson
548 Corvan, Ned – (A Recollection of) John Atlantic Stephenson
550 Chieftain to the highlands bound (A) (actual title unknown) possibly Edward "Ned" Corvan
550 Postponed Goose – (The) – A Wearside Tale John Atlantic Stephenson
553 Adam and Eve John Atlantic Stephenson A Wearside Story
555 Short bio Thomas Kerr
555 a mention of Joe Wilson ³
556 When the Good Times cum Agyen Thomas Kerr The Captain with the whiskers
558 Aw's glad the Strike's Duin Thomas Kerr It's time to get up
560 Short bio Alexander Hay
560 Board of Trade, Ahoy Alexander Hay
561 Time – A Sonnet Alexander Hay
561 Dandylion Clock – (The) Alexander Hay In the days we went a' gipsying
562 Illektric Leet – (The) Alexander Hay Billy O'Booke's the Boy
562 Short bio Joseph Swan Billy O'Booke's the Boy inventor of incandescent lamp
564 Short bio John Craggs
564 Old cot on the Tyne – (The) ³ John Craggs a mention only ³
564 M P for Jarra – (The) ³ John Craggs a mention only ³
564 Letter from Hannah – (The) ³ John Craggs a mention only ³
564 Lass that sell'd Grozers upon the Aad Bridge – (Th') John Craggs
566 Short bio Matthew Tate
566 Fore Shift – (The) Matthew Tate
568 Short bio Ralph Dowey
568 Picnic Day – (The) Ralph Dowey
570 Part IV Finale
570 a mention of J W Chater printer and publisher of Chater's Annual, Chater's Canny Newcassel Diary, his gold medals and prizes, etc. ³
570 Wylam Geordy A. F. of Lead Gate (pseudonym used)
571 Short bio Matthew C. James of Walker
571 Stivvison's Centennery Matthew C. James
571 Short bio Robert Elliott
571 Pitman gawn te Parliament – (A) – Extract from Robert Elliott about Thomas Burt MP
571 Pitman in Parliament – (A) – Extract from Robert Elliott about Thomas Burt MP
572 short bio Mr R. Usher
572 Hallayuye Convert Mr R. Usher
572 Short bio R. J. Wilkinson
572 Tommy on the Bridge R. J. Wilkinson
573 Short bio Unknown – alias "Havadab"
573 Ma Singin' Freend Unknown – alias "Havadab" published in the Weekly Chronicle
573 Short bio Unknown – author of next song "Gone"
573 Gone Unknown – alias "Havadab" published in the Weekly Chronicle
574 Short bio Joseph Crawhall II previous editor of the Fisher's Garland
574 Hot-Trod – (The) Joseph Crawhall II appeared in the "Courant" c1889
574 Wife's Remonstrance – (The) Joseph Crawhall II appeared in the "Courant"
575 Ahd Pitman's Po'try tiv ees Marrah – (The) anon – but ascribed to Dr Embleton
575 Short bio William Hetherington Shipley – a parachutist
575 Short bio Geordie – pseudonym
575 William Hetherington Shipley's Drop frae the Cloods Geordie – pseudonym of writer published in the Shields Gazette
576 short bio Henry Jackson
576 Free Education Henry Jackson
576 short bio Mr. J. Harbottle
576 Newcassel Sang – (A) – or alternatively spelt "Newcastle Sang" Mr. J. Harbottle appeared in "the Weekly Chronicle" c1890-91
577 Pitman's Song – (The) ³ Mr. J. Harbottle A mention only – A great success in the "Royal" pantomime, 1890 ³
577 Tyne – Extract from Mr. J. Harbottle Won prize for the "Journal's "Best poem about the Tyne" in 1889
577 Part V Appendix
577 a mention of – from page 58 John Shield a mention of
578 a mention of – from page 99 ³ James Stawpert a mention of ³
578 Newcastle on Saturday Night – from page 126 ³ William Stephenson (senior) a mention of Fr-Tune08
578 Half-Drowned Skipper (The) – from page 153 ³ first appeared signed as written by "D" a mention of ³
578 Billy Oliver's Ramble – from page 221 ³ in 1823 edition of Marshall gives Thomas Moore as the author. In 1827 edition it appears as anon a mention of ³
578 Acrostic of FINIS To signify "the end"
578 Walter Scott Press, Newcastle upon Tyne
Notes

¹ – An old traditional song
³ – Only a brief mention
A-C1 – according to Thomas Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is George Cameron
A-G2 – according to Thomas Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is Gilchrist
Br-S6 – according to Brockie'sThe Shields Garland", the writer is John Stobbs
F-A1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is Armstrong
Fr-Tune7 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne - 1850, the tune is "Polly Parker, O"
Fr-Tune8 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne - 1850, the tune is "Newcastle Ale"

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A choice collection of Tyneside songs by Wilson, Corvan, Mitford, Gilcrhrist, Robson, Harrison, Emery, Ridley, Oliver, Shield, &c,. &c., &c. Allan, 62 Dean Street, Newcastle upon Tyne: & 16 Collingwood Street, North Shields : Ralph Allan, Tyne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. 1873. 
  2. ^ Allan's illustrative edition of Tyneside Songs and readings with lives, portraits and autographs of the writers and notes on the songs. Revised edition. Thomas & George Allan, 18 Blackett Street and 34 Collingwood Street, Newcastle upon Tyne Sold by W Allan, 80 Grainger Street & B Allan, North Shields: London W Scott. 1891. 

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