A Choice Selection of Songs in the Newcastle Dialect
According to wikipedia, Tyne Songster
contains some 225 song lyrics on over 300 pages. This is not borne out by my personal copy
which only has 84 pages. As of 17.12.19, the discrepancy has not yet been resolved.
No pompous strains, nor labour'd lines are here,
But genuine mirth and sportive wit appear;
Northumbria's genius, in her simple rhymes;
Shall live an emblem to succeeding times.
Among the many lyrics, the followings songs by Robert Nunn
- Drunken Bella Roy O
- Sandgate Wife's Nurse Song
- The Sandgate Lass On The Ropery Bank
- St. Nicholas' Church
It also has versions of Dance to Your Daddy
by W. Watson, The Collier's Rant
and Buy Broom Buzzems