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Cushie Butterfield

Aa’m a broken-hearted keelman
An Aa’m ower heed in love
Wi a young lass from Gatesheed
An I caall hor me dove.
Hor name’s Cushie Butterfield
An she haaks yella clay
Her cousin’s a muckman
An the’ call him Tom Gray.

Chorus:
She’s a big lass
She’s a bonny lass
An she likes hor beer
An the call hor Cushie Butterfield
An Aa wish she was here. [...]

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The Row Upon The Stairs

Says Mistress Bell te Mistress Todd: “Ye’d better clean the stairs!
Ye’ve missed yor turn for monny a week, The neybors a’ did theirs!”
Says Mistress Todd to Mistress Bell: “Aa tell ye Mistress Bell;
Ye’d better mind your own affairs, An’ clean the stairs yor-sel.”

Chorus:
O what tungs i’ the row upon the stairs,
Clitterin, clatterin, scandal an’ [...]

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The Row Between The Cages

Woodhorn Colliery Northumberland

One mornen wen Aa went ti wark, the site was most exsiten.
Aa heard a noise, an lucked around, an who de yi think was fiten?
Aa stud amazed an at them gazed, ti see them in such rages;
Aa’d nivver seen a row like that between the Brockwil cages.

The owld [...]

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On Ropery Banks

On Ropery Banks Jinny was sittin
She had on a bed-goon just new,
And blythely the lassie was knittin
Wi’ a yarn of the bonny sky-blue:
The strings of her cap they were hingin,
Se lang on her shoulders se fine,
And hearty Aa heard this lass singin
Me bonny keel lad shall be mine.

Chorus:
O wad the keel come doon the river,
That [...]

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Bonny At Morn

Bonny at morn

The sheep’s in the meadow,
The kye’s in the corn,
Thou’s ower lang in thy bed
Bonny at morn
The sheep’s in the meadows,
The kye’s in the corn,
Thou’s ower lang in thy bed
Bonny at morn

Canny at neet,
Bonny at morn
Thou’s ower lang in thy bed
Bonny at morn.

The bord’s in the nest,
The trout’s in the burn,
Thou hinders thy [...]

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The Blackleg Miner

Blackleg Miner

It’s in the evenin after dark
When the blackleg miner creeps to work
With his moleskin pants an dorty short
There goes the backleg miner

He takes his pick an doon he goes
To hew the coal that lies below
But there’s not a woman in this toon row
Would look at a blackleg miner

Oh, Delaval is a terrible place
They [...]

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Bonny Gateshead Lass

Aa’ll warrant you’ve never seen me lass, hor name Aa cannot mention,
for fear you’ll gan and tell her how Aa like her so Aa dee!
Well it’s just for lads and lasses for to whisper their affection.
The bonniest lass in Gateshead’s bonny face has bothered me.
The bonniest lass in Gateshead’s bonny face has bothered me.

Well the [...]

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Sally Wheatley

Now I’m most depressed and sad where Aa once was blithe and glad
Aa could trip aboot the toon both trim and neatly
Aa was happy night and morn but from all such joys I’m shorn
Since Aa fell so deep in love with Sally Wheatley

Chorus:
And it’s oh dear me what am Aa ganna dee
Sally stole away me [...]