Ritson's Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale 1809

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Ritson's Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale 1793
Author Joseph Ritson
Country United Kingdom
Language English (Geordie dialect)
Genre chapbook
Publisher Joseph Ritson
Publication date
1809
Media type Print
Pages 96 pages and 16 works


Ritson's Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale, Edited and published by Joseph Ritson, is a revised edition of a book on Northumberland music, published in 1809.

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Ritson's Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale 1809 (or to give its full title – "The Northumberland Garland; or Newcastle Nightingale: A matchless collection of famous songs [As originally edited by the late John Ritson, Esq.] ----Old Tyne shall listen to my tale, and echo, down the bordering vale, The liquid melody prolong. Akenside ---- Newcastle ---- MDCCXCIII Printed by and for Hall and Elliot. Licensed and entered according to Order ---- London: Reprinted for Robert Triphook, 37, St. Jame's Street, by Harding and Wright, St John's Square ---- 1809”) is a book of Geordie folk song consisting of approximately 96 pages with 16 works, first published in 1793 and reprinted (this version) in 1809.

Other books in Ritson's Garland series were Bishopric Garland, The Yorkshire Garland, and The North-Country Chorister. A compilation of the whole series, entitled The Northern Garland was published in 1810.[1]

The “Garland” series were important, not only as 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
NORTHUMBERLAND GARLAND;
OR
NEWCASTLE NIGHTINGALE:
A
MATCHLESS COLLECTION
OF
FAMOUS SONGS
[AS ORIGINALLY EDITED
BY THE LATE JOHN RITSON, ESQ.]
– - – - – - -
OLD TYNE SHALL LISTEN TO MY TALE,
AND ECHO, DOWN THE BORDERING VALE,
THE LIQUID MELODY PROLONG. AKENSIDE
– - – - – - -
NEWCASTLE
PRINTED BY AND FOR HALLL AND ELLIOT.
MDCCXCIII
Licensed and entered according to Order
– - – - – - -
LONDON:
REPRINTED FOR ROBERT TRIPHOOK, 37, 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 Northumberland Garland or Newcastle Nightingale – headed page [2]
Index
1 Battle of Otterburn – (The) from an old MSS battle fought 9 Aug 1388 Song I
7 Fytte – (A)
15 Hunting of the Cheviot – (The) above 300 years old – spelt "Cheviot" in Bell's Rhymes of Northern Bards Song II
19 Fit – The Second
27 Hunting in Chevy-Chase – (The) Song III [3]
38 Fair Mabel of Wallington Song II (incorrect song number)
43 Lamentable Ditty on the death of worth George Stoole – (A) A delicate Scottish Tune Song V [4]
43 comment on George Stoole
48 Ecky's Mare (An excellent ballad of the sickness, death and burial of) Bernard Rumney of Rothbury Song VI
48 comment on Bernard Rumney of Rothbury
55 Mitford Galloway's Ramble – (The) Thomas Whittel or more usual, Whittle Ranting roaring Willie actually spelt "Midford" Song VII [5]
63 Insipids – (The) or The Mistress with her multitude of Man Servants Thomas Whittel or more usual, Whittle Song VIII
68 Sawney Ogilby's Duel with his Wife Thomas Whittel or more usual, Whittle The Worst's past Song IX [6]
71 Felton Garland – (The) Maggy Lawther – Bell's give this as "Maggy Lauder" Song X [7]
71 comment on The brickmaker Pet*r and his bride Jen*y Gow*n
74 part II riding off in debt
78 Laidley Worm (The) (of Spindleston Heugh) Duncan Frasier ca1270 (this version by Robert Lamb, Vicar of Norham) Song XI [8]
85 On the First Rebellion – 1715 Song XII [9]
88 Collier's Rant (The) Song XIII [10]
90 (Weel May) The Keel Row Traditional – before 1760 Song XIV [11]
91 Bonny Keel Laddie – (The) The Bonny Pit Laddie Tune-BS Song XV [12]
92 Newcastle Beer John Cunningham Song XVI
95 FINIS

Notes[edit]

Tune-BS -The tune is not given in the book – but it has been added as attributed in Northumbrian Minstrelsy by Bruce and Stokoe, 1882

See also[edit]

Geordie dialect words
Joseph Ritson
Ritson's Northern Garlands 1810
Ritson's Bishopric Garland or Durham Minstrel 1792
Ritson's Yorkshire Garland 1809
Ritson's North-Country Chorister 1809

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