A Collection of original local songs
A Collection of Original Local Songs (full title - “A Collection of original local songs by Thomas Marshall – Printed for the author by Wm Fordyce, Dean Street, Newcastle 1829) is a Chapbook of Geordie folk song consisting of eleven songs written by Thomas Marshall, published in 1829, by the author himself.
Thomas Marshall wrote all the songs.
A set of the original documents are retained in the archives of Gateshead Council. .
Are as below :-
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|3 to 4||Blind Willie's jubilee||Bold Dragoon||A song to celebrate Blind Willy’s 50th birthday and ensuing party|||
|6 to 8||Markie's grandie (or Richie's mistake)||Barbara Bell||A comic song about mistaking the name of a public house|||
|8 to 10||Blind Willie, versus Billy Scott||Fie, let's away to the Bridal||A song about a fight between these two local “eccentrics”|||
|10 to 12||Ralphey and the broker||Good Morning to your night-cap||A song about a defective chest ordered from a broker (or joiner)|||
|12 to 13||Heeltap's disaster||Post-mun||A song about a greedy shoemaker|||
|13 to 16||Euphys Coronation||Arthur McBride|||
|18 to 19||Ralphey's views fra the spire||Betsey Baker||This song describes the amazing view from the spire of St. Nicholas Church in Newcastle claiming he could see all the way to London|||
|16 to 18||Visit to Swalwell||Betsey Baker||Song about a group of folk led by a band setting out from Newcastle to go to Swalwell for a 'merry night'|||
|20 to 21||Tars and skippers||Derry Down||A song written after tales of “body snatcher” like Burke & Hare, tells of a group of people guarding a corpse|||
|21 to ?||Sons of Britannia||Battle of Vittoria|||