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.
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. [...]
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.”
O what tungs i’ the row upon the stairs,
Clitterin, clatterin, scandal an’ [...]
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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Cullercoats Harbour looking south from in front of Bay Hotel (now demolished) (C) 2006 Joe Brown
Come here, me little Jacky, now Aa’ve smoked me ‘backy,
Have a bit o’ cracky, ’til the boat comes in.
Dance ti’ yer daddy, sing ti’ yer mammy,
Dance ti’ yer daddy, my little man.
You shall [...]
I vill say this only vonce!