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Title : Fortnith's wages weekly

Format : song

Composer : Blackett, Ralph ; Author : Marcke, J.L. ; Author : Ross, C.H.

Production details : publisher : J.W. Chater
Clayton Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Date : 1871

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Collection name : Keelmin's comic annewal, for 1871, gi'es ye the best bits o' wit an' wisdim, be the clivvorest cheps aboot Tyneside; awl my'ed oot o' thor awn heeds and 'lustrayted wi' lots iv' curius an' clivvor comic cuts

 

Song relating to a rumour that wages will be paid weekly instead of fortnightly.

The song is taken from Chater's canny Newcassel diary, a collection of local facts, tales, songs and other ephemera. The book was published by local printer J.W. Chater and forms part of a series of similar annuals and almanacs published by the same printer. A large majority of the songs were written especially for the publication, many as competition pieces which were judged by Chater. The various annuals contain contributions from many well known local composers such as Joe Wilson and would have been popular in their day. The books are now held at Beamish Museum.

 

Collection description : Local almanac including selections of local songs.

Melody used : King o' the Cannibal Islands

Subject heading : industry and occupation

Keywords : wages & money

Period : 1861-1900

Height : 23 cm

Width : 18 cm

Held by : Beamish Museum

Copyright : Item reproduced by kind permission of Beamish Museum

 

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