Marshall's Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical 1827

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Marshall's Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical is a chapbook style songbook, giving the lyrics of local, now historical songs, with a few bits of other information. It was published by John Marshall in 1827.[1]

Marshall's Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical
Author John Marshall
Country United Kingdom
Language English (Geordie dialect)
Genre chapbook
Publisher John Marshall
Publication date
1827
Media type Print
Pages approx. 230 pages

Details[edit]

Marshall's Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical 1827 (full title – "A Collection of Songs, Comic, Satirical, and Descriptive, chiefly in the Newcastle Dialect, and illustrative of the language and manners of the common people on the Banks of the Tyne and neighbourhood. By T. Thompson, J. Shields, W. Mitford, H Robson, and Others. Newcastle upon Tyne, Printed by John Marshal in the Old Flesh Market 1827) is a Chapbook style book of Geordie folk songs consisting of approx. 230 pages and over 130 song lyrics approximately 230 pages and over 130 song lyrics, published in 1827.

The publication[edit]

It is, as the title suggests, a collection of songs which would have been popular, or topical, at the date of publication. There is very little in the way of biographies of any of the writers or histories of the events.

The front cover of the book was as thus :-

A
COLLECTION
OF
SONGS
Comic, Satirical, and Descriptive ,
CHIEFLY IN THE,
NEWCASTLE DIA;ECT
And illustrative of the Language and Manners of the Common
People on the Banks of the Tyne and Neighbourhood .
BY T. THOMPSON, J. SHIELD, W. MIDFORD ,
H ROBSON, AND OTHERS .

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE:
PRINTED BY JOHN MARSHALL
IN THE OLD FLESH MARKET
1827

Contents[edit]

Are as below :-


page title songwriter tune comments Notes Ref
PART I – introduction etc.
i The Editors Address
1 Contents
5 PART II – the main section
5 (Weel May) The Keel Row Traditional not given
5 New Keel Row Thomas Thompson not given
7 Canny Newcassel Thomas Thompson not given
10 Jemmy Joneson’s Whurry Thomas Thompson not given
12 Newcastle Election Song Thomas Thompson not given sung by author at Election Dinner at Turks Heads Inn, Bigg Market, Saturday 10 Oct 1812
13 Bonny Keel Laddie (The) not given not given
14 Maw Canny Hinny not given not given
15 Little Pee Dee (The) not given not given
16 Amphitrite – (The) Robert Gilchrist not given
17 Jenny Howlett (The) – or Lizzie Mudie's Ghost William Armstrong not given not written by R Gilchrist F-A1
18 Coaly Tyne Robert Gilchrist Auld Lang Syne author not given by others A-Tune08
20 Tyne (The) – song number 1 John Gibson not given
21 Nanny of the Tyne John Gibson not given Entry duplicated – see page 146 F-G1
22 Bob Cranky's Adieu John Shield not given
23 Bonny Geatsiders 1805 (The) John Shield Bob Cranky
25 Bob Cranky's 'Size Sunday John Selkirk not given
28 Bob Cranky's 'Leum'nation Neet John Shield not given For the Victory obtained at Waterloo A-S2
30 Swalwell Hopping John Selkirk Paddy's Wedding A-S1 & A-Tune03
33 Winlaton Hoppin' John Leonard not given writer's name spelt as John Lennard
35 Skipper's Wedding (The) William Stephenson Senior not given A-S5
37 Newcastle Fair October 1811 – or The Pitman Drinking Jackey James Stawpert not given A-S3
39 Quayside Shaver (The) William Stephenson Senior not given At this time, on the Quay were people, mainly female, who carried out the trade of barber, out on the street A-S5
41 Sandgate Girl's Lamentation (The) not given not given
42 Water of Tyne (The) not given not given
42 Newcastle Signs Cecil Pitt not given sung at Newcastle Theatre Royal by Mr Scrifen, 4 June 1806
44 Collier's Rant (The) unknown not given
45 Pitman's Revenge against Bonaparte – (The) George Cameron not given A-C1
47 Pitman's Courtship – (The) William Mitford not given author given as William Midford
49 Cappy, or the Pitman's Dog William Mitford not given author given as William Midford
50 X. Y. Z. At Newcastle Races, 1814 (or Pitmen's Luck) William Mitford not given actually called X. Y. Z. at the races in this book – author as "William Midford" in index
53 Eagle Steam Packet (The) – (or A Trip to Sunderland) William Mitford not given author given as William Midford
54 Wonderful Gutter (The) William Mitford not given author as "William Midford" in index
56 Tyne Cossacks (The) W Mitford not given author as "William Midford" in index
58 Pitman's Ramble (The) – or Newcastle Finery William Mitford not given
60 Pitman's Skellyscope (The) William Mitford Polly Parker, O author as "William Midford" in index Fr-Tune07
61 Local Militia-Man (The) William Mitford Madam Figg's Gala author as "William Midford" in index
63 Masquerade at Newcastle Theatre (or The Pitman Turned Critic) William Mitford not given author as "William Midford" in index
66 Newcastle Races William Watson not given
68 Glister (The) William Armstrong not given F-A1
69 Baboon (The) William Armstrong not given F-A1
70 Till the Tide comes in. Henry Robson not given or "Came in" or "Cums in" A-R1
70 Sandgate Lassie's Lament (The) Henry Robson Bonny Pit Laddie A-R1 & A-Tune10
71 The Politicians T R Valentine of Gateshead not given
73 Nancy Wilkinson Henry Robson Duncan Davison F-R2 & R-Tune02
74 Billy Oliver's Ramble (Between Benwell and Newcastle) unknown not given
75 Bob Crank's Account of the Ascent of Mr. Sadler's Balloon not given not given from Newcastle 1 Sep 1815
78 Green's Balloon not given Barbara Bell A-Tune09
78 short bio Messrs Green and the balloon
80 Newgate Street Petition to Mr. Mayor (The) anon – but suggested as John Shield not given A-4
83 Burdon's Address to the cavalry – A parody James Morrison Scots Wha Hae A-Tune06
83 Collier's Keek at the Nation (The) Robert Gilchrist not given
85 Blind Willy Singing Robert Gilchrist not given spelt Willie in index
87 Bold Archy and Blind Willie's Lament (On the Death of Captain Starkey) Robert Gilchrist not given spelt Airchy in the index
88 Quack Doctors (The) Robert Gilchrist not given
90 Voyage to Lunnin (A) Robert Gilchrist not given
93 Newcassel Props (The) William Oliver not given F-O1
95 Newcassel Wonders not given not given
96 Tim Turnbelly William Oliver Canny Newcassel F-O1
97 Keel Row (The) – (Weel May The Keel Row – that get's the Bairns their Breed) not given not given
98 My Lord 'Size – or Newcastle in an Uproar John Shield not given
101 Barber's News (or Shields in an uproar) John Shield Miss Bailey's Ghost Fr-Tune02
105 O, No, my Love, no John Shield not given
106 Bonassus (The) William Oliver Jemmy Joneson's Whurry A-Tune04
108 Shield's Chain Bridge, Humourously Described by a Pitman William Oliver not given note archaic spelling of Humourously F-O1
110 Collier's Pay Week (The) Henry Robson not given
110 short bio Henry Robson not given
116 Tyne (The) – song number 2 Henry Robson not given In Britain's Blessed Island
117 Spring (The) Henry Robson not given written early in May 1809
118 Parson Malthus Henry Robson Ranting Roaring Willie
119 Peggy Waggy Henry Robson not given written Feb 1826
120 Bessy of Blyth (A Virtuous Woman is More Precious Than Rubies) Henry Robson not given written Feb 1826
121 To Anna Henry Robson not given
121 To Kelvin Grove we'll go – The Lassie's Reply Henry Robson not given
122 Peter Watson (To Mr) – (Who lays powerful bats on the knaves with fire-shovel hats on) Henry Robson not given
122 short bio Mr Peter Watson Opposed the claims of the Government Clergy for the Easter Dues or "Clerical Tax" – written 1824
124 Fish-Wives' Complaint (The) (on Their Removal from Sandhill to the New Fish Market on 2 January 1826) Robert Emery Sleeping Maggie
125 New Fish Market William Mitford Scots come o'er the Border author as "William Midford" in index
126 New Year's Carol for the Fishwives Metcalfe Ross Chevy Chase
127 Jesmond Mill Phil Hodgson not given
128 Tommy Thompson Robert Gilchrist not given a tribute to T.T.
129 Farewell to the Tyne Robert Gilchrist not given
130 Northumberland Free O' Newcastle Robert Gilchrist not given On the Duke of Northumberland being given the freedom of Newcastle
131 Duchess And Mayoress (The) not given The Young May Moon written Sept 1819 F-Tune3
133 Newcastle Assizes (Duchess verses Mayoress) not given not given (or A Struggle For Precedence) F-Tune8
135 Coal trade (The) not given The Keel Row A-Tune07
137 Tom Carr and Waller Watson – or Tom and Jerry at Home William Oliver There was a Bold Dragoon F-O1
139 Johny Sc-tt & Tommy C-rr not given not given a dialogue
140 Tommy C-rr in Limbo William Oliver Scots Wha Ha'e F-Tune12
141 Kitty Port Admiral at the Bench (The) (or Dogberry in the Suds) William Watson The Opera Hat
142 Owl (The) Robert Emery X. Y. Z. written Feb 1826 F-E1
143 comment on public houses mentioned in "The Owl"
144 Lovely Delia not given Sleeping Maggy
145 Pandon Dean Robert Gilchrist Banks of Doon Fr-G2
146 Nanny of the Tyne John Gibson not given Entry duplicated – see page 21 F-G1
147 Newcastle Hackneys (The) not given not given
148 Newcastle Hackney Coaches William Oliver The Bold Dragoon F-O1
149 Newcastle Wonders, or Hackney Coach Customers Robert Emery Gee, Ho, Dobbin
151 Newcastle Improvements R.Charlton Canny Newcassel
152 Come Up to the Scratch – (or The Pitman Haggish'd) Robert Emery Calder Fair
154 Pitman's dream (The) – or A description of the North Pole Robert Emery Newcastle Fair
156 Pitman's Dream (The) – or His description of the Kitchen Robert Emery Hell's Kitchen
158 Hydrophobie – or The Skipper and the Quaker R Emery Good Morrow to your Nightcap
160 On St. Crispin's Procession – at Newcastle 30 July 1823 William Mitford Fie, let us a' to the bridal author as "William Midford" in index
161 Crispin's Volunteers William Mitford The British Grenadiers entitled "St Crispin's" and author as "William Midford" in index
163 Famed Filly Fair – or A peep in Pilgrim Street on a Sunday Neet not given not given
165 Keelman and the Grindstone (The) William Armstrong Derry Down R-Tune01
166 Tinsley's Best Blood not given not given a North Shields Song written 1820
166 Newcastle Noodles (The) James Morrison Canny Newcassel Fr-Tune03
168 Vicar's Loyal Address (or Loyal Address) not given not given
170 British Justice (or Newcastle Privy Court) not given not given
172 Misfortunes of Roger and His Wife (The) J. B. Calder Fair
173 Newcastle Theatre in an Uproar not given not given
175 Farewell Archy not given Chapter of Donkies written in 1820
177 Sir Tommy Made An Odd Fellow Robert Gilchrist Canny Newcassel a Provincial and very popular song F-G2 & Fr-Tune03
178 Wreckenton Hiring unknown not given
181 On Russell The Pedestrian Russell the pedestrian Barbara Bell F-Tune9
181 Short bio Russell the pedestrian
181 Short bio George Wilson Blackheath Pedestrian
181 Short bio John Simpson Cumberland Pedestrian
182 On Simpson The Pedestrian's Failure not given Barbara Bell
183 Victory (The) – or The Captain Done Over not given Oh! The golden days of Good Queen Bess
185 Alarm (The) – or Lord Fauconburg's March not given Chevy Chase
185 comment on
187 Sunday Eve (or Lord Fauconberg's Heel) not given not given
195 Half Drowned Skipper (The) not given Chapter of Donkies
196 Newcassel Worthies (The) William Armstrong We've aye been provided for
198 PART III – On the Coronation
198 Invitation to the Mansion House Dinner William Armstrong Scot's Wha Ha'e Wi' Wallace Bled F-A1
199 Newcastle Swineherd's Proclamation (The) not given not given
201 Golden Horns (The) (or The General Invitation) not given not given
201 Loyal Festivities – or Novel Scenes at Newcastle not given not given
204 Picture of Newcastle (on George IV Coronation – second edition corrected) William Mitford Arthur McBride author as "William Midford" in index F-M1
206 Newcastle in an Uproar (or George the Fourth's Coronation) William Midford Come under my Plaidie author as "William Midford" in index F-M1
209 Coronation Day at Newcastle not given not given
211 Coronation Thursday – 19 July 1821 William Midford not given The Third Epistle from Bob Fudge to his cousin Bob in the country – author given as William Midford F-M1
211 a mention of The 1st and 2nd Epistles
218 PART IV – On The Attempt To Remove The Custom House From Newcastle To Shields in 1816
218 Custom House Branch (The) – song 1 not given not given "Tynesiders, give ear, and you quickly shall hear"
219 Quayside Ditty (for February 1816) not given not given for Feb 1816
221 Custom House Tree, &c (The) not given The Quayside Shaver
223 Custom House Branch (The) – song 2 not given Yo Heave O "The joyous men of North Shields their church bells set a ringing sweet"
226 Bob Fudge's Postscript (to his account of the Great Town Moor Meeting Mon 11 Oct 1819) not given not given
227 To the Independent Free Burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne not given Fairly shot of her written previous to the General Election in 1826
228 Finis & Marshall, Printer, Newcastle


Notes[edit]

A-4 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is anon – but Allan suggests that it could be John Shield
A-C1 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is George Cameron
A-R1 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is Henry Robson
A-S1 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is John Selkirk
A-S2 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is John Shield
A-S3 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is James Stawpert
A-S5 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the writer is William Stephenson (senior)
A-Tune03 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Paddy's Wedding"
A-Tune04 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Jemmy Joneson's Whurry"
A-Tune06 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Scots Wha Hae"
A-Tune07 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "The Keel Row"
A-Tune08 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Auld Lang Syne"
A-Tune09 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Barbara Bell"
A-Tune10 – according to George Allan's Tyneside Songs and Readings of 1891, the tune is "Bonny Pit Laddie"
F-A1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is William Armstrong
F-E1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is Robert Emery
F-G1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is John Gibson
F-G2 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is Robert Gilchrist
F-M1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is William Mitford
F-O1 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is William Oliver
F-R2 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the writer is Joseph Philip Robson
F-Tune03 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the tune is "The Young May Moon"
F-Tune08 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the tune is "We've aye been provided for"
F-Tune09 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the tune is "Barbara Bell"
F-Tune12 – according to Fordyce's Tyne Songster of 1840, the tune is "Scots Wha Hae"
Fr-G2 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne – 1850, the writer is Robert Gilchrist
Fr-Tune02 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne – 1850, the tune is "Miss Bailey's Ghost"
Fr-Tune03 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne – 1850, the tune is "Canny Newcassel"
Fr-Tune07 – according to France's Songs of the Bards of the Tyne – 1850, the tune is "Polly Parker, O"
R-Tune01 – according to Ross' Songs of the Tyne of 1846, the tune is "Derry Down"
R-Tune02 – according to Ross' Songs of the Tyne of 1846, the tune is "Duncan Davison"

See also[edit]

Geordie dialect words
John Marshall

References[edit]

External links[edit]