The Songs of the Tyne by Walker

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

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 ??

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