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|A You a Hinny Burd (A U me Hinny Burd)|
According to Mudcat, A You a Hinny Burd was published in A Beuk o' Newcassel Sangs by Joseph Cawhall in 1888 . It was one of the very first truly Geordie songs I learned when joining the Tyneside Maritime Chorus in March, 2011. The chorus sing it quite a lot which I personally enjoy very much. As a bass singer in the lower voice, all I get to sing is a lot of "aah", "ooh" "aah"s and the occasional "me Hinny Burd" - great stuff and a lot of fun for a "bloody southerner" finding his feet in Gerordie Land!
It is a litany of placenames including Benwell, Quayside, Castle Garth, Gateshead Hills, North Shore, Sandgate, Gallowgate, Denton, Kenton, Lang Benton, Tynemouth, Cullercoats, North Shields, Westowe, South Shields, Harton, Holywell, Seaton Delaval, Hartley Pans and Bedlington.
The song is given in Songs and Ballads of Northern England (1893), Northumbrian Minstrelsy (1882), Rhymes of Northern Bards (1812) and a piano accompaniment of A You a Hinny Burd can be found in Singing Hinnies Book 2.
This song may be found in the Tyneside Maritime Chorus songbook
"A You a Hinny Burd (A U me Hinny Burd)" has been recorded by:
The High Level Ranters on "A Mile to Ride"
Various Artists on "New Voices" MP3 Album(s)
Bob Fox on "Dark to the Sky"
Johnny Handle on "Old And New Geordie Songs For Kids"
The High Level Ranters on "Bridging"
Various Artists on "Come You Not From Newcastle? - Newcastle Songs Volume 1"