Ritson's Yorkshire Garland 1809

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Ritson's Yorkshire Garland 1809
Author Joseph Ritson
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre chapbook
Publisher Joseph Ritson
Publication date
1809
Media type Print
Pages 32 pages and 6 works

Ritson's Yorkshire Garland , Edited and published by Joseph Ritson, is a reprinted edition of a book on Yorkshire music, first published in 1788.

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Yorkshire Garland 1809 (or to give it its full title - “The Yorkshire Garland; being a curious collection of old and new songs, concerning that famous county. [Edited by the late John Ritson, Esq.] ---- Part I. ----York: printed by N. Frobisher; and sold by J. Langdale, Northallerton MDCCLXXXVIII Licensed and entered according to Order ----London: reprinted by R. Triphook, St.Jame's Street; By Harding and Wright, St. John's-square. 1809”) is a book of folk songs consisting of 32 pages with 6 works, published in 1788. A further edition (this edition) was reprinted in 1809[1]

Other books in Ritson’s Garland series were Bishopric Garland, The Northumberland Garland, and The North-Country Chorister. A compilation of the whole series, entitled The Northern Garland was published in 1810.[2]

The “Garland” series were important, not only an important document in their own right, but as one of the main sources of similar successor publications such as John Bell's Rhymes of Northern Bards and Bruce and Stokoe's Northumbrian Minstrelsy.

A set of original documents are held in The Robinson Library of Newcastle University

The publication[edit]

The front cover of the book was as thus :-

THE
YORKSHIRE GARLAND;
BEING
A CURIOUS COLLECTION
OF
OLD AND NEW
SONGS,
CONCERNING THAT FAMOUS COUNTY.
[EDITED BY THE LATE
JOHN RITSON, ESQ.]
PART I.
- - - - - - -
YORK
PRINTED BY N. FROBISHER; AND SOLD BY J. LANGDALE
NORTHALLERTON
MDCCLXXXVIII
Licensed and entered according to Order
- - - - - - -
LONDON:
REPRINTED BY R. TRIPHOOK, ST.JAME'S STREET;
By Harding and Wright, St. John's-square.
1809

Contents[edit]

are as below :-


title songwriter tune comments notes ref
cover The Yorkshire Garland
1 Contents
3 Yorker, Yorker, for my monies - A new Yorkshire Song Intituled W. E. (William Elder ton)
12 Horse Race - (The) Song II
15 pattern of true love - (The) or Bowes Tragedy a story the spelling in the book
15 comment on Roger Wright son and Martha Rail ton
16 clarification of Counties Bowes and Barnard Castle
17 name of a friend Thomas Petty
18 Bowes Tragedy Queen Dido Song III
24 True and tragical song concerning Captain John Bolton &c - (A) Fair lady, lay your costly robes aside Song IV
24 comment on The story
24 comment on Captain John Bolton (murderer) Captain John Bolton of Bulmer near Castle-Howard
24 comment on the victim Elizabeth Rainbow of Ackwoth
27 In praise of Yarm Song V
29 Gamblers fitted - (The) Song VI
31 FINIS

See also[edit]

Joseph Ritson
Ritson's Northern Garlands 1810
Ritson's Bishopric Garland or Durham Minstrel 1792
Ritson's Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale 1809
Ritson's North-Country Chorister 1809

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