Metcalfe Ross

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Metcalfe Ross was a 19th-century Tyneside master printer and sometime Poet/songwriter.[1][2]

There are two noted works by Metcalfe Ross.

The first, a song, is given different titles in the different chapbooks. It is entitled “A New Year's Carol (A) (For the Fishwives of Newcastle)” - by Fordyce on page 138 of The Tyne Songster of 1840,[3] and “The Fishwives Carol” – by France on page 180 of Songs of the Bards of the Tyne of 1850.[4]

The second work, a poem, entitled “Address to Robert Emery” – allegedly written as a tribute on the death of Emery in 1870 – and given on page 290 of Allan’s Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891.

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  1. ^ "Allan’s Illustrated Edition of Tyneside songs and readings". 
  2. ^ Allan’s Illustrated Edition of Tyneside songs and readings with lives, portraits and autographs of the writers, and notes on the songs. Revised Edition. Thomas & Gorge Allan, 18 Blackett Street, and 34 Collingwood Street, (Newcastle upon Tyne) – Sold by W. Allan, 80 Grainqer Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, B. Allan, North Shields and Walter Scott. London. 1891. 
  3. ^ "The Tyne Songster". 
  4. ^ Songs of the Bards of the Tyne. 

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