The Songs of the Tyne by Walker

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

The Songs of the Tyne (or to give it its full title "The Songs of the Tyne being a collection of Popular Local Songs Number 1 – published by William R Walker, Printer &c., Royal Arcade, Newcastle)" is a Chapbook of Geordie folk song consisting of three small volumes, published between 1857 and 1866. (There is a slight difference on the cover of Volumes 2 & 3 which are "by W R Walker, Printer and Publisher"). This is the second of the series, a first series of 10 chapboooks was published c1850 by John Ross

The publication[edit]

William R Walker edited the three 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 William R Walker, Printer and Publisher, Royal Arcade, Newcastle.

Contents[edit]

The volumes and their contents are below :-


vol pages title tune songwriter note ref
1 Volume 1 published between 1857 and 1866
1 1 assume front cover
1 2 assume inner
1 7–9 Famed Filly Fair unknown
1 9–10 Paganini, the Fiddler The Kebbuckstane Wedding Robert Emery
1 10 Blind Wilie's Death (or Deeth) Jemmy Joneson's Whurry Robert Nunn
1 20–21 The Pitman's Happy Times In the days when we went gipsying Joseph Philip Robson
1 22–24 When we were at the Skuel Nae luck aboot the hoose name not given but by actually written by Joseph Philip Robson
1 24 Marsden Rock House William Mitford
1 also Canny Newcassel name not given but by actually written by Thomas Thompson
1 also Cappy, the Pitman's Dog Chapter of Donkeys name not given but by actually written by William Mitford
1 also High Level Bridge Drops of Brandy name not given but by actually written by Joseph Philip Robson
1 also Lucky's Dream (sometimes "Luckey's Dream") Caller Fair name not given but by actually written by Robert Nunn
1 also The Skipper's Wedding ??
1 also The Pitman's Courtship The Night before Larry was stretch'd – or – The Irish Drops o' Brandy name not given but by actually written by William Mitford
1 also Tyne Exile's Return ??
1 also Wonderful Tallygrip Barbara Bell name not given but by actually written by Joseph Philip Robson
1 24 printers name – therefore assume last page
2 Volume 2
2 1 assume cover
2 2 asuume inner
2 3–6 Polly's Nick-Stick X-Y-Z Joseph Philip Robson
2 6–7 The Skipper's Fright Skipper Carr and Marky Dann unknown
2 7–9 Newcastle in a Stoure unknown
2 9–12 The Dent's Hole Cachuka unknown
2 12–14 The New Keel Row The Keel Row Thomas Thompson
2 14–16 Jemmy Joneson's Whurry Thomas Thompson
2 16–17 The Little Pee Dee Drops of Brandy unknown
2 17–18 The Glister William Armstrong
2 18–20 Cuddy Willy's Deeth Joseph Philip Robson
2 20 Weel May the Keel Row ??
2 21 Harry Clasper Famous Aud Cappy Joseph Philip Robson
2 22–23 Hamlick, Prince of Denton – part 1 Merrily dance the Quaker's Wife Joseph Philip Robson
3 Volume 3
3 1 assume cover
3 2 asuume inner
3 3–6 Conclusion of Hamlick, Prince of Denton Merrily dance the Quaker's Wife Joseph Philip Robson
3 6–7 The Pitman's Skellyscope William Mitford
3 8–9 Billy Oliver's Ramble, between Denton and Newcastle unknown
3 9–10 The Bonny Clock Fyece Cole Hole Robert Nunn
3 10–12 The Wail of the Fallen I'm sitting by the stile, Mary ??
3 12–13 Newcassel Props William Oliver
3 13–15 The Skipper's Mistake The Chapter of accidents unknown
3 15–16 My Bonny Bairn Mary Blane unknown
3 16–17 The Gutta Percha Tallygrip Barbara Bell J. Sutherland
3 18 The Collier's Farewell Oh fie, let's of the bridal unknown
3 19–20 Newcassel as it was, an' as it's noo The light of other days R. P. Sutherland
3 20–21 Hydrophobie – or The Skipper and the Quaker Good morrow to your night Cap Robert Emery
3 22–23 The Sandgate Lass's Lamentation unknown
3 23–24 Lovely Delia Sleeping Maggy ??

See also[edit]

Geordie dialect words

References[edit]

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