The Songs of the Tyne by Ross

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"The Songs of the Tyne by Ross"
Published John Ross
Written various songwriters
Language English (some Geordie dialect)
Recorded by various
Performed by various


The Songs of the Tyne[1] is a chapbook of Geordie dialect songs, consisting of ten small volumes, and published c. 1846. It was the first in what became a series of publications; a second series of just 3 chapboooks was published c. 1850 by William R Walker.

The publication[edit]

John Ross edited the ten volumes of "The Songs of the Tyne", a series of booklets containing "local" songs by "local" Tyneside composers, some well known at the time, others not.
A set of the original documents were kept in the archives of Newcastle University.
They are published by the John Ross, Printer and Publisher, Royal Arcade, Newcastle.

Contents[edit]

vol pages title tune songwriter note ref
1 Volume 1 published c1843
1 1 assume front cover
1 2 assume inner
1 3–4 Blind Willy's Death (or Blind Willie's Deeth) -Died 20 July 1832 Jemmy Joneson's Whurry Robert Nunn
1 5–6 Wonderful Tallygrip unknown
1 6–7 Encore verses to the Wonderful Tallygrip ?? [2]
1 7–9 The Pitman's Courtship William Mitford
1 9–10 Tyne Exile's Return unknown
1 10–12 Lukey's Dream unknown
1 12–14 The Ether Doctor unknown
1 14–16 The Skipper's Wedding William Stephenson
1 16–17 Calleyforney O ! Polly Parker J. Bagnall
1 17–19 The High Level Bridge unknown
1 19–20 Jenny Lind, or the Pitman in Love unknown
1 20–22 Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog William Mitford [3]
1 22–24 Canny Newcassel unknown
1 24 printers name – therefore assume last page .
4 Volume 4
4 1 assume front cover
4 2 assume inner
4 3–4 The Newcassel Worthies We've aye been provided for William Armstrong
4 4–5 Aud Wife's Paint The Old Kirk Yard ?? [4]
4 5–6 Newcastle Bangs the World The New Policeman R. P. Sutherland
4 .6–8 There's a grand time comin' R. P. Sutherland
4 8–10 Gutta Percha Canny Newcassel unknown
4 10–12 Tyneside Keelman Literary Dustman unknown
4 12–13 Bonny Keel Laddie unknown
4 13–14 Nanny Jackson's letter to Lord Morpeth Canny Newcassel unknown
4 14–15 The Tyne Banks and Braes o' Bonny Doon ?? [5]
4 15–16 St. Nicholas' Church unknown
4 16–17 Keelmen and the grindstone Derry Down unknown
4 17–19 Sension Da, man Newcassel Props unknown
4 19–20 The Noodle Jeanette and Jeanot John Brodie Gilroy
4 20–21 The Jenny Howlett – or Lizzie Mudie's Ghost William Armstrong
4 21-?? Tyne Conservancy versus Newcastle and Shields The New Policeman ?? [6]
5 Volume 5
5 1 assume front cover
5 2 assume inner
5 3 & 4 Famed Filly Fair – or A peep in Pilgrim Street on a Sunday Neet unknown
5 5 & 6 The Pitman's Happy Times In the days when we went gipsying Joseph Philip Robson
5 When we were at the skeul ??
5 9 & 10 The lass of Wincomblee Nae luck about the house unknown
5 10, 11, 12 & 13 Newcastle Landlords 1834 William Watson
5 13 Marsden Rock house Alice Grey ?? [7]
5 15 & 16 Paganini, the fiddler – or The Pitman's frolic The Keebuckstane Wedding Robert Emery
5 16, 17 & 18 Bessie McFee Kathleen O' Morre unknown
5 18, 19 & 20 Newcastle Fair unknown
5 20, 21 & 22 Tom Johnson Tallygrip J. Bagnall
5 22 & 23 The Keelman's visit to the Cassel Merrily dance the Quaker's wife unknown
6 Volume 6
6 1 assume front cover ??
6 2 assume inner ??
6 3–4 Commit no nonsense Derry Down unknown
6 4–7 Days and deeds of Shakespere The Old English Gentleman unknown
6 7–9 Coaly Tyne Auld Lang Syne unknown
6 9–10 Tommy Carr's discussion wiv his wife, on the choice of a trade for their son Jack Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog J. Bagnall
6 11 The Pitman's Candidate Jeanette and Jeanot unknown
6 12–13 Bob Crankie's Adieu The Soldiers' Adieu John "Jack" Shield
6 13–16 The Keelmen of the Tyne Sprig of shillalah unknown
6 16–17 Newcastle is gaun to the wall Jenny Jones R. P. Sutherland
6 17–18 The Noodle's tear The Soldiers' tear unknown
6 18-?? The New Land Society The King of the Cannibal Islands ?? [8]
6 ?? Newcastle Hackney Coaches ??
6 20–21 Nancy Wilkinson Duncan Davison unknown
6 21–22 The Fishwives lament – on their removal from the Sandhill to the New Fish Market on 2 Jan 1826 Sleeping Maggie unknown
6 22–23 The militia The Campbells Are Coming unknown
6 24 Peggy Waggy unknown
6 24 printers name – therefore assume last page
7 Volume 7
7 1 assume front cover
7 2 assume inner
7 3–5 The Pitman's museum J. Bagnall
7 5–6 Jesmond Mill ?? [9]
7 6–8 Blind Willie Singin' Robert Gilchrist
7 8–9 Maw bonny nanny goat Bonny Ellerslie R. P. Sutherland
7 9-11 The Pitman's ramble The Keebuckstane Wedding unknown
7 11–12 The Tyne ?? [10]
7 13–14 Newcastle Market Adam and Eve J. N.
7 14–16 Thumping Luck Gang nae mair to yon town William Watson
7 16–17 Sandgate Pant – or Jane Jemieson's Ghost I'd be a butterfly Robert Emery
7 17–18 Nanny of the Tyne ?? [11]
7 18–19 Beggar's Wedding Quayside shaver William Stephenson
7 19–21 Callerforney – A dialogue Alley Creaker J. Bagnall
7 22–23 The Newcassel Blunderbuss – or ravelling extraordinary Calder Fair unknown
7 23–24 The Pitman's dream – or A description of the North Pole Newcastle Fair Robert Emery
8 Volume 8
8 1 assume front cover
8 2 assume inner
8 3–4 Pandon Dean ??
8 4–5 Two Hundred Years to come Days we went gipsying J. Bagnall
8 6–8 The local militia-man Madam Figg's Gala unknown
8 8–10 The worthy rector ?? [12]
8 10–11 Geordy's disaster unknown
8 11–12 The Friar and the Nun – A midnight Colloquy of the Nun's Field unknown
8 13 Bessy of Blyth unknown
8 13–14 Tim Tunbelly Canny Newcassel William Oliver
8 15–16 Shields Chain Bridge, humourously described by a Pitman note archaic spelling of Humourously
8 17–22 The Collier's Pay Henry Robson
8 22–24 She wore an old straw bonnet – A parody on She wore a wreath of roses Joseph Philip Robson
8 24 The Miner's Motto unknown
8 24 printers name – therefore assume last page
9 Volume 9
9 1 assume front cover
9 2 assume inner
9 3–6 Wor Molly turned bloomer The King of the Cannibal Islands Joseph Philip Robson
9 6–7 The collier's keek at the Nation Robert Gilchrist
9 7–9 The Quack doctors unknown, but later attributed to Robert Gilchrist
9 9–12 Voyage to Lunnen Robert Gilchrist
9 12–13 Burdon's Address to the cavalry – A parody by James Morrison James Morrison
9 13–15 Bold Archy and Blind Willie's lament on the death of Capt. Starkey unknown, but later attributed to Robert Gilchrist
9 15–17 Newcassel Races William Watson
9 17–18 The Pitman's return from Calleyforney unknown
9 18–19 Maw wonderful wife Barbara Bell Joseph Philip Robson
9 also The Quayside Shaver ??
9 also The misfortunes of Roger and his wife ??
9 also Come up to the scratch – or The Pitman's Haggished ??
9 also In childhood we wander ??
10 Volume 10
10 1 assume front cover
10 2 assume inner
10 201–204 Bobby Bags, the poet Billy Nuts, the poet Joseph Philip Robson
10 204–205 The Amphitrite Robert Gilchrist
10 205-? Banks of the North ?? [13]
10 206–207 Mally's dream – A parody on the wife's dream Edward Corvan
10 207–209 The Pitman's draw Barbara Bell Joseph Philip Robson
10 209 The Old Burn My ain fireside B. Crowe [14]
10 209–210 I'm a snob – A parody on I'm afloat unknown
10 210–211 Maw wonderful wife Barbara Bell Joseph Philip Robson
10 211–212 The use and abuse – or the Pitman and the preacher Joseph Philip Robson
10 213–214 The Keelman's reason for attending church Jemmy Joneson's Whurry Robert Nunn
10 214–215 The Sandgate Lass on the Ropery Banks The skipper's wedding Robert Nunn
10 216–217 Newcastle is my native place We hae always been provided for unknown
10 217–218 The Skipper's Dream T. Moor
10 218–220 The lovesick collier Lass All around my hat Joseph Philip Robson
10 220–221 The devil – or The nanny goat Weel bred Cappy unknown
10 221–222 The Cliffs of Virginia Drops of brandy unknown
10 222 printers name – therefore assume last page

See also[edit]

Geordie dialect words

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full title The Songs of the Tyne being a collection of Popular Local Songs Number 10 – published c. 1846 by John Ross, Printer and Publisher, Royal Arcade, Newcastle.
  2. ^ "Encore verses to the Wonderful Tallygrip". 
  3. ^ "Cappy, or The Pitman's Dog". 
  4. ^ "Aud Wife's Paint". 
  5. ^ "The Tyne". 
  6. ^ "Tyne Conservancy versus Newcastle and Shields". 
  7. ^ "Marsden Rock house". 
  8. ^ "The New Land Society". 
  9. ^ "Jesmond Mill". 
  10. ^ "The Tyne". 
  11. ^ "Nanny of the Tyne". 
  12. ^ "The worthy rector". 
  13. ^ "Banks of the North". 
  14. ^ "The Old Burn". 

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