James Weams' Tyneside Song Book 1887
James Weams' Tyneside Song Book 1887 is a chapbook style songbook, giving the lyrics of local, now historical songs. It was published by John B. Barnes, Printer, 5, Groat Market, Newcastle in 1887.
|Language||English (Geordie dialect)|
|Publisher||John B. Barnes, Printer, 5, Groat Market, Newcastle|
James Weams' Tyneside Song Book 1887 (full title - “No 1 James Weams’ Tyneside Song Book, Written and Sung by himself in the Principal Music Halls in the North. -- Newcastle-on-Tyne: John B. Barnes, Printer, 5, Groat Market – 1887) is a Chapbook of Geordie folk songs consisting of 8 pages and 5 song lyric, all written (and sung – we are told in the title) by the author James Weams, published in 1877.
It is, as the title suggests, a collection of songs which would have been popular, or topical, at the date of publication. There is nothing in the way of biographies of the author (other than comments on the front cover) or histories of the events.
The front cover of the book was as thus :-
Written and Sung by himself in the Principal Music
in the North
LASS ON THE QUAY
THE FOOTBALL CLUB
THE GATESHEAD MASHER
Music to any of these Songs, 7 stamps
PS. --- For Evening Concerts of Full Concert
Parties --- Address J WEAMS, Tyneside Comedian,
103 Abbott Street, Gateshead
JOHN B. BARNES, Printer, 5, Groat Market
Are as below :-
|1||front cover||James Wearms|
|2||Ejected||James Wearms||a tale of eviction|||
|3||Neighbors Belaw||James Wearms||the troubles of living in a flat - Neighbors Belaw (or now often called "The neighbours doon belaa")|||
|5||Lass on the Quay||James Wearms||a tale of love and Sally Gee|||
|6||Football Club (The)||James Wearms||one of only a few songs about football|||
|7||Gateshead Mash (The)||James Wearms||a song about a fancy dresser from Gateshead|||